The court heard that Stephen Kelly and three other inmates caused €33,000 worth of damage to the library in a detention centre after attacking two prison officers with legs of chairs and tables

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Portugal’s Joao Moutinho (left)  after he colliding with Ireland’s Kevin Doyle  in the second half of their international friendly  ahead of the 2014 World Cup in East Rutherford, New Jersey, last night. Photogrraph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters

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