Irish Daily Mirror

Teenage tearaway who stole €11,000 is is freed by judge Boy charged with 25 offences

€3.4m for aquacultur­e firms In driving seat for emissions

- BY STEPHEN MAGUIRE news@irishmirro­

A CASH boost of €3.4million for 15 aquacultur­e enterprise­s was announced yesterday.

As SMES, most of the businesses received grants of 40% towards the cost of their investment­s, with one non-sme receiving 30%, a new entrant to the sector being awarded 50% and one investment in organic certificat­ion also getting 50%. The grants are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the EU and are subject to terms and conditions.

Agricultur­al Minister Barry Cowen said: “It is heartening to see this continuing confidence in the future by these ambitious aquacultur­e enterprise­s.”

A TEENAGER who went on an €11,000 theft spree has been released from a detention centre after he told a judge he would not steal again.

The 14-year-old, who cannot be named, appeared at Letterkenn­y District Court in Co Donegal charged with a total of 25 offences.

He admitted the crimes, which took place over a nine-month period last year. He has been on remand at Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus in Dublin for the past eight months.

The boy previously pleaded guilty to breaking into a hairdressi­ng salon, a community centre, a GAA club, an electrical shop, a leisure centre, two casinos, a petrol station, three supermarke­ts, a baby shop, a hotel, a painting and decorating shop and a cafe.

Judge Paul Kelly also heard how on one occasion he approached an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old in broad daylight and threatened them for money.

He tried to take a wallet from them but they fled before the boy could get any cash.

He also broke into the Aura Leisure Centre on Christmas Day last and tried to open two safes but could not gain entry.

Judge Kelly said he had read in detail the report from the Probation Services into the boy who suffers from ADHD and has some learning difficulti­es.

The case was adjourned until September 3 when the judge said he hoped to hear another glowing report from the Probation Services.

And he warned the boy: “If I don’t get one then I have options.”

RESEARCHER­S have started Ireland’s first project to measure real driving emissions using remote sensing.

Engineers from Trinity College Dublin are leading project REDMAP to measure and model emissions from in-use vehicles in Dublin over a 16-week period.

The project is funded by Epa-ireland and


co-funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Prof Bidisha Ghosh said: “The expected reduction in emissions has not been achieved satisfacto­rily, owing largely to discrepanc­ies between real-world driving emissions and expected emissions according to European standards.”

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