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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C


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# jobstown
Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton
Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.
# fronting
Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums
Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.
# medecins sans frontieres
Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence
“What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening,” one MSF official said.
# Chicago
Driver gets more than he bargained for when woodpecker hitches lift on car
Not a bad way to get around.
# Beep beep
Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland
Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.
# Belfast
Takeaway delivery driver 'very shaken' after car is hijacked
Two men reportedly pulled him from a black Ford Fiesta before driving off in the car.
# Limerick iT
Student injured while thrown out of car after being held against his will
The injured man was reportedly pulled in through the car window.
# unsafe load
Gardaí seize dangerously loaded vehicles as part of Operation Waste
The gardaí described the offence as an “unsafe load”.
# Barber shop
Documentary on Ireland's barber culture: From trendy city spots to mobile shops at cattle markets
“We wanted to get a lot of different takes on the trade and we got some really good characters and really great stories.”
# Buncrana
Car caught speeding at 104 km per hour in 60 kilometre zone overnight in heavy rain
Gardaí are warning drivers to slow down and be safe this St Patrick’s Day. 
# greyball
Uber's latest woe - using secret software to steer drivers away from trouble
The software was unveiled in a New York Times report and Uber said it was only used in areas where it was not banned.
# heidelberg
Police question student who drove his rented car into pedestrians in Germany
The man driving the car was a 35-year-old student.
# co meath
Fatal hit-and-run: Gardaí looking for info on green Mondeo that failed to stay at scene
A man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Co Meath.
# sponsored by mini
WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive
We’re giving you a free trip, surf lessons – and the lend of a new MINI Countryman to get there and back.
# Kildare
Man and woman arrested after drugs and tablets found in car stopped for no tax and insurance
The discovery was made at an automatic number plate recognition checkpoint at Curragh Farm, Kildare Town.
# Waterford
Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone
The driver is due to appear in court at a later date.
# Courts
Man given 3.5 years in jail for recklessly colliding with another car
He had 57 previous convictions,
# Your Say
Poll: Would you use a driverless car?
Some experts say they would be safer, but there are concerns about the impact on jobs.
# drive through
Car driven through doors of fast food shop in Arklow
Luckily, no one was injured.
# Road Deaths
Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters
Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.
# I'll take that
Car seized after overtaking garda car at over 100 kph
The vehicle had no NCT since 2015 and the front tyres were bald.
# Atlanta
Man jailed for life after intentionally leaving toddler in hot car to die
Prosecutors argued that Justin Ross Harris was unhappily married and killed his son because he wanted an escape from family life.
# New Season
Ex-Connacht winger Fionn Carr included in Ireland 7s squad for Dubai
Munster’s Shane Daly and Leinster centre Jimmy O’Brien are also named for the first time.
# smashing the car-tel
Man arrested after 'attempting to sell stolen car he advertised online'
Gardaí have issued advice to any potential car buyers to double check the vehicle is legitimate.
# Finglas
Man arrested and ammunition seized after car is stopped in Dublin
The car was stopped by gardaí on the Finglas Road yesterday evening.
# Courts
Learner driver who hit and killed teenager while speeding to be sentenced next week
Gareth Jones swerved to avoid three of the boy’s friends as they crossed the road but hit Paul McCormack (16).
# Courts
Doctor takes dealer to court for failing to deliver his McLaren sports car
The man traded in his Ferrari which was then sold by the dealership for €137,300.
# Taking Its Toll
Proposed toll increases for M50 and Port Tunnel 'excessive burden' on road users
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has recommended that VAT be implemented on state-owned motorway tolls.
# Steroids
Gardaí find large quantity of growth hormones after stopping car in Lucan
The items were seized, but no one was arrested.
# Raphoe
34-year-old man dies following collision between car and truck in Donegal
The accident happened at 1pm yesterday on the main Letterkenny to Lifford road.
# that escalated quickly
Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car
The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.
# Belfast
Woman (60) chased for her keys before having her car hijacked
The incident happened at the Northside Park and Ride Car Park in Belfast last week.
# Leopardstown
Heavy delays on M50 after car goes on fire
Emergency services are at the scene.
# Florida
Man killed while self-driving car was on autopilot
It is the first known death caused by a self-driving car.
# like a glove
These prototype wheels would make parallel parking an easier task
Ever see a car move sideways before?
# fintan treanor
Search to find driver continues five years after man killed in hit-and-run
On the fifth anniversary of his death, gardaí are hoping for more information on what happened to Fintan Treanor.
# Jean-Pierre Bemba
Congo warlord jailed for 18 years over 'sadistic' rapes and murders
Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba was jailed for a series of brutal rapes and murders in CAR over a decade ago.
# call off the search
Soon your iPhone will be able to tell you where you've parked your car
Finding your vehicle in a packed car park is going to be that little bit easier.
# distracted
Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again
New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.
# On the up
There's been a big jump in the number of people being refused car insurance
This week, Fianna Fáil is to propose a motion to tackle the rise in motor insurance costs.