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Friday 15 December 2017

Teen charged over shooting Boy accused of youth assault 'Somali aid goes to cartels' Bank sorry for home blunder

A YOUTH charged over a shooting of a man in Finglas in Dublin last October, has been served with a book of evidence.

The man, who is in his 20s, had been hospitalised after he was shot in the early hours of October 18 last. A then 17-year-old boy was charged two days later at the Dublin Children's Court with assault causing harm to Mr Stephen Keenan and possessing a handgun, at Mellowes Avenue, in Finglas.

The defendant, Darren Dunne, of Cappagh Avenue, Finglas, who has since turned 18, appeared again at the Children's Court yesterday.

Judge Clare Leonard made an order sending the case forward for trial at the present term of the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. The teenager was remanded on bail.



Boy accused of youth assault

A schoolboy has been served with a book of evidence over an attack in which he allegedly cut through a youth's cheek with a bottle after a "slagging match" turned violent.

The boy (16) had been charged at the Children's Court with assault causing harm to the youth, in north Dublin, in March last year.

However, Judge Clare Leonard held that the case should be sent forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. The boy was remanded on bail.



'Somali aid goes to cartels'

A UN Security Council report found much of the food aid intended for Somalia's poor is diverted to corrupt contractors, radical Islamist militants and local UN workers.

The findings, not yet made public, were first reported by The New York Times yesterday.

A UN diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that "a significant diversion" of food being delivered by the UN food programme is being diverted to cartels.



Bank sorry for home blunder

Bank of America apologised to a woman after one of its contractors allegedly trashed her house while wrongly repossessing her home. Angela Iannelli (46) claims her mortgage was up-to-date when one of the banking giant's contractors damaged furniture, took her pet parrot and padlocked her door in October.

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