Michael Staines
Michael Staines

22.04 7 Mar 2019


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Police launch murder inquiry after the people found dead in County Down

Police have confirmed a murder inquiry is underway into the deaths of three people in Newry, County Down.

The bodies of a 38-year-old man, a 37-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl were found at a flat in Glin Ree Court at around 11.00am this morning.

PSNI Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said investigators are "not currently seeking anyone else" in connection with their investigation.

The cause of death has not yet been established and the three people have yet to be formally identified.

NI Secretary Karen Bradley “profoundly sorry” for Troubles comments

There are continued calls for the Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley to resign or be fired over her claim that killings carried out by security forces during the Troubles in the North "were not crimes."

Karen Bradley this afternoon said she was "profoundly sorry" for the comments she made in the made in the House of Commons yesterday.

She told the House that troops were simply people carrying out their duties "in a dignified and appropriate way."

The comments have been widely condemned and this afternoon, the former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Nuala O'Loan told BBC Radio 4's The World At One programme that Ms Bradley "has demonstrated once again that she is not fit to be Secretary for Northern Ireland."

Gardaí to conduct “serious case review” into Hawe murders

The family of Clodagh Hawe have held a "very constructive" meeting with the Garda Commissioner this evening.

Clodagh (39) and her sons, Liam (13), Niall (11), and Ryan (6) were killed by their husband and father, Alan Hawe (40), in Virginia, County Cavan in August 2016.

Alan Hawe subsequently took his own life.

During a meeting with Clodagh's mother Mary and sister Jacqueline this evening, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said he would establish a serious case review into the murders.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after “extremely reckless” Dublin shooting

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old man was shot in west Dublin yesterday.

The man remains in a critical condition at Beaumont hospital in Dublin this afternoon.

He was stopped in traffic at the junction of Blakestown road and Huntstown Way in Mulhuddart at around 5pm yesterday evening when he was attacked.

The gunman got out of the passenger seat of a black/grey BMW and approached the victim's van before shooting him in the neck and upper body.

PICTURES: Team Ireland depart for Special Olympics Summer Games

A 91-strong Team Ireland has departed Dublin Airport for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi.

The games kick off for seven days from Thursday March 14th.

Abu Dhabi 2019 will see athletes from right across Ireland competing in 12 sports: athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, bowling, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, kayaking, swimming and table tennis.

They are supported by a management team of almost 40 and over 70 volunteers.


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