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Friday 15 December 2017

Two men held over break-in Geller's island treasure hunt Orangemen told 'back proposals' Criminal probe into feed scare

Two men were being questioned today after being found with jewellery following a break-in at a shopping centre.

Gardai were called at around 4am during a burglary at a premises in the Ilac Centre in Dublin's north inner city.

A garda spokesman said security in the centre gave a description of two people. Gardai stopped two males fitting the description on O'Connell Bridge a short time later. "A quantity of jewellery was recovered from the males who were subsequently arrested," he said. The men, aged 32 and 34 years, are being held at Store Street Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.



Geller's island treasure hunt

Spoon-bender Uri Geller will spend tonight on his Scottish island in search of Egyptian treasure.

Geller will look for artefacts relating to the legend of the exiled Egyptian princess Scota, whose boat is said to have anchored at Lamb Island in the Firth of Forth. It will be Geller's first visit to the outcrop, which he bought last year. He will sail out to the island, which lies just off North Berwick, this afternoon and will spend the night there in a tent.



Orangemen told 'back proposals'

Orangemen will be urged by their leaders today to back key parading proposals linked to the landmark deal to devolve law and order powers to Northern Ireland.

The central committee of the Grand Lodge of Ireland will recommend that rank and file members support the joint Sinn Fein/Democratic Unionist plan at the organisation's quarterly meeting this morning.



Criminal probe into feed scare

A CRIMINAL investigation into the animal feed scare is almost complete with a file likely to be sent to the DPP within months, the High Court has heard.

The scare led to the recall of all Irish pork products in December 2008 at a cost of more than €180m.

The investigation file is expected to contain recommendations for prosecutions, Mr Justice Peter Charleton was told.

The judge will rule on the matter next Tuesday.

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