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Morning top 5: Man due in court after Meath drug seizure

A man is due in court in connection with a drug seizure in County Meath after drugs worth around ...
Simon Maguire
Simon Maguire

09.03 10 Mar 2019


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Morning top 5: Man due in cour...

Morning top 5: Man due in court after Meath drug seizure

Simon Maguire
Simon Maguire

09.03 10 Mar 2019


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A man is due in court in connection with a drug seizure in County Meath after drugs worth around €690,000 were found following the search of a house on Tailteann Drive in Navan on Friday night.

Herbal cannabis, ecstasy tablets, cocaine and diamorphine as well as a large amount of suspected mixing agent and other paraphernalia were found.

Gardai have confirmed a man in his 50s is due to appear before a special sitting of Navan District Court this afternoon, charged in relation to the investigation.

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A woman in her 30s was released without charge yesterday evening and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 people on board has crashed on its way to Nairobi in Kenya, with multiple deaths reported. 
The Boeing 737, carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, was on a regular scheduled flight when it came down, according to the Ethiopian prime minister's office.

A spokesman for the airline confirmed the plane had crashed after leaving Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

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Two leading Brexiteers have warned the British Prime Minister her EU withdrawal deal will be inevitably rejected this week - if there aren't any changes.

Conservative MP Steve Baker and the DUP's Nigel Dodds have written in the Sunday Telegraph ahead of the crucial Commons vote on Tuesday.

They also say delaying the UK's departure would result in democracy "being effectively dead".

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Drivers are being advised to slow down and take extra care this morning after a Status Yellow Warning for Snow and Ice is in place for the country until 6am tomorrow morning.

Thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow and are expected to continue throughout the day leading to poor visibility as well as slippery and icy conditions.

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Mullingar in County Westmeath is set to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann next year.

The town's been chosen by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann to hold the ten day traditional Irish music, language, song and dance event.

It comes after a meeting of its Ard Comhairle in Monkstown in Dublin last night.


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