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Evening top 5: Lisa Smith; Homicides review; and Verona Murphy

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Lisa Smith granted bail by the High Court under strict conditions

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith has been granted bail by the High Court this afternoon.

The Dundalk woman was charged earlier this month with membership of the jihadist terrorist group Isis.

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Ms Smith was previously refused bail by a District Court judge, but her application to the High Court was approved today under strict conditions.

They include that she lodges €500 with the court and further secures her bail with an independent surety of €5,000 with €1,000 to be lodged.

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Review team finds flaws in 28 homicide investigations by gardaí

A special garda review team has found 28 cases where homicide investigations by officers were flawed.

According to the Policing Authority, these investigations had at least one issue, ranging from minor to others which were "cause for concern".

The report from the Garda Homicide Investigation Review Team (HIRT) followed a review of 41 homicides from 2013 to 2015, as well as a review of more recent deaths in 2016 to 2019.

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Verona Murphy says Simon Harris is 'one of the worst' Ministers for Health in history

Verona Murphy has said that Simon Harris will likely go down in history as "one of the worst Ministers for Health".

The former Fine Gael candidate was responding to comments made by Minister Harris today following her deselection to contest the next General Election for the party.

Minister Harris said "if Fine Gael sought to silence her we well and truly failed" and that the decision to deselect Ms Murphy "is looking better by the moment".

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Rotunda Hospital seeking public's help for vital machine

Staff at Dublin's Rotunda Hospital have resorted to fundraising for a vital piece of equipment as they say there is no Government funding available for it.

Its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) needs a heart ultrasound machine known as an echocardiography machine.

It is used to assess heart structure but also give doctors important information on heart function.

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One person dead after shooting outside intelligence agency in Moscow

At least one person has died in central Moscow after an attacker opened fire outside the headquarters of Russia's intelligence agency.

Early reports suggested a higher number of fatalities as well as uncertainty over whether the shooting happened in or near the building.

The agency, called the Federal Security Service (FSB) and formerly known as the KGB, has reportedly said the gunman has been "neutralised" and five people were wounded, one critically. This includes two security officers.

Main image: File photo. Credit: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

 


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