The court heard the passenger armed himself with a large Toblerone chocolate bar

Man in court after midair 'chocolate sword threat'

09.29 A man has appeared in court in Hong Kong accused of making a hoax bomb threat on a flight wielding a chocolate bar like a sword and demanding that the plane be diverted so he could attend the Winter Olympics.

The two men were detained at Tallaght Garda Station

Drugs, cars and firearm seized in Tallaght

17 Apr Two men were arrested after cannabis herb and cocaine were recovered in a garda raid in Tallaght along with a firearm and four cars that were believed to be stolen.

Bank of Ireland is owed about half of the resort's overall debt

Mount Wolseley resort seeks court protection

17 Apr Mount Wolseley Hotel and Golf Resort, which owes various banks €60m, has asked the High Court for protection from its creditors long enough to put a rescue plan in place and save up to 175 jobs.

The men were brought before a special sitting of Galway District Court

Ten charged in Galway drugs investigation

15 Apr Ten men have been before a special sitting of Galway District Court this evening after being arrested as part of a garda operation targeting the drugs trade in the city.