Thursday 22 March 2018

Suspect denies cash van plot

The trial of a man accused of plotting to steal from a cash-in-transit van has been adjourned to next Monday.

Joseph Warren (30) of Belclare Crescent, Ballymun, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to conspiring to steal cash from Chubb Ireland at Tesco supermarket on the Shackleton Road, Celbridge, on November 2, 2007.

The trial is expected to resume before Judge Tony Hunt and a jury next Monday.

'Inmates given police details'

Personal details of up to 87 police officers have allegedly been passed to inmates in a high security prison in the North by a jailed ex-policeman, a court has heard.

Kyle Martin Jones (27) is accused of handing over the lists inside Maghaberry prison in Co Antrim during the last three months in exchange for coffee, cigarettes and food.

The former officer, who served from 2005 to 2010, from Ballyclare, Co Antrim, who had been on remand in the prison on robbery charges, appeared at Craigavon Magistrates' Court charged under the Terrorism Act with collecting information that could be used by terrorists.

Travellers lose new site fight

Travellers evicted from the UK's largest illegal settlement have lost their bid for permission to live on a new site.

Former Dale Farm residents launched an appeal against Basildon council's decision to refuse planning permission for 12 pitches on alternative land at nearby Church Road, Laindon, Essex.

But the Department for Communities and Local Government said it had accepted a recommendation to reject the appeal.

Titanic officer's

letter for sale

A letter written by the second in command of the Titanic is to go under the hammer to mark the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

The handwritten note from the cruise liner's chief officer, Henry Wilde, is expected to fetch up to ¤40,000 when it is sold.

Mr Wilde was deputy to Captain EJ Smith and died in the disaster.

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