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Gardaí believe that at least two others were involved in the murder and details of the involvement of unnamed men were heard during the trial. Letterkenny superintendent Vincent O’Brien said that both Kelly and Mr Burns were associated with the dissident group, Oglaigh na hEireann. The superintendent said that Kelly had named his accomplices during an interview with gardaí.
In court he agreed with defense counsel Mr Giollaoisa O’ Lideadha that because of this there was “ a very real, exceptional, dangerous threat to his life” and that he would probably have to be exiled from his family and home when eventually released from prison.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A humble Irish potato has been bestowed with special status after being singled out for protection by European law makers.
The safeguards won by the Comber Early does not mean it is off the menu, just that its name cannot be pilfered by any impostor crops.
The spud, known for being harvested early in the season, has been granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status under EU law.
That means only those lifted from the fields round the Co Down village can be called New Season Comber Potatoes or Comber Earlies.
The potato now joins an elite selection of brands synonymous with a particular region that have been granted the protection. Its illustrious company includes Champagne, Parma ham and feta cheese.
Comber Earlies are only the second product from Northern Ireland ever afforded PGI recognition, following the Lough Neagh Eels.
Stormont's agriculture and rural development minister Michelle O'Neill welcomed the move.
"New Season Combers/Comber Earlies are famed throughout the north of Ireland for being the earliest local potato to be harvested and for their unique characteristics," she said.
"We are justifiably proud of the quality of our locally produced food and it is encouraging to have our products recognized internationally.
"PGI registration is good news for the local economy and will help local growers to market New Season Combers domestically and further afield and protect against imitation.
"It will also build consumer confidence in this product by providing reassurance of its provenance."
The Dublin gang boss who survived being riddled with six bullets had a bitter falling out with members of his own gang.
Mobster David Goulding (32) was gunned down as he sat in a car in Hartstown.
Gardai believe the notorious gangster -- who has strong links to slain crimelords Eamon 'The Don' Dunne and Michael 'Micka' Kelly -- was shot because of a bitter row with former close associates.
He was lucky to escape with his life in the attack at Cherryfield View -- a settled family estate in Dublin 15. The driver of the car was uninjured.
It is understood the lone gunman made his getaway on foot in the direction of Portersgate.
Sources told the Herald that there has been a "bitter falling out" among the west Dublin crew that Goulding is now linked to which also led to at least two shooting incidents last year.
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