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Gangsters stored three shotguns and ammunition on the roof of a Dublin primary school.
Detectives believe that the haul belongs to a gang of young hoods that includes Aaron Rattigan, a cousin of jailed gangster “King Ratt.”
Gardaí (police) made the shocking discovery at the Mhathair De School on Basin Lane in Dublin's south inner city after reports of suspicious activity.
A source said: “This is a very worrying trend – a pipe bomb was found at a school in Crumlin only a few weeks ago.”
[Source: Evening Herald]
Two of the men involved in the robbery of the Northern Bank in Kesh in February 2009 have been jailed at Derry Crown Court.
Both men were jointly convicted of robbing the Northern Bank in Kesh of $8,100 and $1,600, and with being involved in the aggravating taking of a car which was then driven dangerously on roads including Killadeas Road, Kesh and Boa Island Road, Kesh.
Sean McKay (26) whose address was given as H.M.P. Maghaberry was told that having considered a pre-sentence report, the court believed that the offense, or combination of the offense and one or more offenses associated with it, was so serious that only a custodial sentence could be justified.
The defendant was told he will be jailed for eight years and six months followed by two years on probation.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
A dispute involving part-time Bus Eireann drivers on 96 Galway school bus routes has now been resolved.
It follows a meeting held last week on Monday, February 25, between S.I.P.T.U. representatives and Bus Eireann Management.
S.I.P.T.U. says hours have now been restored for three part-time drivers with some being moved to alternative routes.
The new arrangements mean threatened strike action involving 37 drivers has now been averted.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
The father of an Irish man attacked in Australia has said his son is recovering from his injuries.
Twenty-five-year-old Kieran Cahill from Killarney, County Kerry, was allegedly attacked by three men outside a kebab shop in Sydney in the early hours of Monday morning, February 25, after he asked a number of men to stop hassling a couple of women.
The Irish Echo newspaper in Australia said one man has been charged with the assault, but that police are looking for others in connection with the incident.
Kieran's father, Michael, said he has been in contact with his son via text message.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
A man was stabbed in broad daylight on the main street in Athy on Monday morning, February 25.
The man, who is in his 20s, was taken to Naas General Hospital for treatment but his injuries were described as “not life threatening.”
The knife attack followed a row between two men outside the post office at Duke Street at approximately 10 a.m.
During the altercation one man produced a penknife and stabbed/slashed the other man in the back.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
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