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Law firm settles with developer Liam Carroll for undisclosed sum

Dublin-based law firm William Fry has settled its legal action against developer Liam Carroll over his failure to pay €3.34 million of a €4.8 million legal costs bill for an unsuccessful action against Mr Carroll and others over controversial deals concerning the redevelopment of The Square shopping centre in Tallaght.

The Commercial Court previously heard Mr Carroll was contending the bill was excessive and had instructed other solicitors to bring a complaint about it to the Law Society.

Frys denied those claims. Yesterday, Mr Justice Kevin Feeney was told by John Gleeson, for Frys, that the case had been settled. No details of the settlement were disclosed.

Warning shot fired in Portlaoise Prison

A member of the Defence Forces fired a warning shot in Portlaoise Prison last night. The soldier discharged a single round of 5.56mm ammunition at 7pm in response to a security incident at the perimeter of the prison complex.

The Co Laois facility is the State’s highest security jail.

An investigation in the firing of the warning shot is currently being carried out by the Garda, the Prison Service and Irish Army authorities.

Stay on extradition of man to Hungary

The High Court has placed a stay on the extradition to Hungary of a man wanted in connection with the deaths of two children near Budapest more than 10 years ago.

The stay applies until the Supreme Court has ruled on the case.

Ciaran Tobin (46), Offington Drive, Sutton was yesterday granted bail until the Supreme Court has determined his appeal against last month’s ruling by Mr Justice Michael Peart clearing the way for his surrender to Hungary.

Mr Tobin is wanted in Hungary on foot of claims a car driven by him mounted a footpath in a built-up area near the Hungarian capital on April 9th, 2000, as a result of which two children, Marton (5) and Petra Zoltai (2), died.