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4 killed in Swedish truck attack; No sign of missing crew members in latest search; Good Friday alcohol ban to be lifted

4 people killed in Swedish truck attack

It's now believed that four people have been killed and 15 injured after a vehicle was driven into passers-by outside a department store on Drottninggatan. 

According to police "One person has been arrested who may be connected with the incident."

Swedish police earlier released images of a man they want to talk to after a truck drove into pedestrians in Stockholm, killing three people and injuring many more.

SIPTU: "Next 24 hours will bring Bus Éireann talks to a conclusion"

Talks at the Workplace Relations Comminsion over the Bus Éireann dispute have adjourned for the evening.

The NBRU says the parties will reflect on a number of issues overnight and reiterated that all sides are committed to reaching a conclusion.

SIPTU have said that "the next 24 hours will bring Bus Éireann talks to a conclusion one way or another".

No sign of missing crew members in Rescue 116 search

The RNLI have said there's still no sign of the missing Rescue 116 crewmen Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby, after one of the largest sea searches ever undertaken in the history of the state.

Up to 120 fishing vessels from Arranmore in Donegal to Achill Island joined the search for Paul Ormbsby and Ciarán Smith.

The helicopter crashed over three weeks ago off the Mayo coast.

Search teams also looked for debris from the helicopter that crashed off Blackrock Island.

Good Friday alcohol ban to be lifted

The 90-year-old ban on the supply of alcohol on Good Friday is set to be lifted by the Government. 

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is expected not to oppose a Bill in the Seanad calling for the restriction to be abolished.

The change is likely to come into effect for Good Friday next year in 2018.

OPINION: We are failing our citizens with autism

April is Autism Awareness Month. This means that over the next few weeks you can expect to see plenty of politicians posing for photos, grinning cheerfully, surrounded by a gaggle of children, as they pledge to “do everything possible” to increase the resources needed to people living with the condition.

Then April will turn to May, and they will make new promises at new events organised to highlight other issues.

This may seem like a particularly cynical point of view but the reality for many people living on the spectrum reveals political promises to be little more than lip service.