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Conditions at San Juan de Los Morros jail in Venezuelan capital Caracas are regularly criticized in reports by human rights groups.

Gangs routinely bribe guards to smuggle in arms, with a video posted online by a former inmate even showing members firing automatic weapons into the air.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]


Gardaí (police) searching for the missing 18-year-old James Sheehan has recovered a body from the Avoca River, Arklow last Thursday evening.

The body has not been identified and Gardaí wish to thank Boyne Fishermen River Rescue who located the remains as well as the help of the Garda Water Unit, Civil Defense and local volunteers.

The 18-year-old from Arklow hasn't been seen in person since he left a nightclub in the town in the early hours of August 19. It was not known at time of print if the body found was the missing man.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


A Co. Wicklow language school was struck off a register of recognized language colleges because of extreme concern about safety and other matters, the High Court has been told.

Barrister Mark O’Mahony, counsel for the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) said Jacqueline Sababou’s Language and Business College in Bray had two weeks ago been granted an interim injunction restraining her school being struck off.

He told Mr. Justice Kevin Feeney that the injunction was of no effect because Ms. Sababou’s college had already been struck off before she obtained the injunction.

Mr. O’Mahony said there were two buildings in Quinsboro Road, Bray, in which Ms. Sababou operated her school and both had fire escapes, but one of them could not be opened.
[Source: Irish Independent]