Jack Quann
Jack Quann

08.41 27 Oct 2019


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A man from the North is due in court in Britain on Monday, charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

25-year-old Maurice Robinson of Laurel Drive in Craigavon is among four people arrested by police in the UK investigating the deaths of 39 people in a lorry container in Essex.

Vietnamese families have contacted officials saying they believe their loved ones could be among the dead.

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A new opinion poll has moved the country a step closer to a general election.

The latest Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post shows Fianna Fáil has plunged four points to 24% while Fine Gael has climbed three points to 32%.

Sinn Féin is down one to 11% - and Labour has also dropped two points to 4%.

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Catholic bishops have voted to back a move to allow married men become priests at a conference in Rome.

It would only be allowed in limited circumstances in some areas in South America with a shortage of priests.

Delegates at a special synod on how to spread the faith in the Amazon on Saturday voted 128 to 41 for the move.

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Unemployment has hit its lowest level since January 2000.

That is according to EU-wide figures from Eurostat.

Ireland's rate stands at 5.2% - putting us at 14th.

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A record 22,500 runners are in the capital to take part in the 40th Dublin Marathon on Sunday.

International elite runners will compete against Ireland's top endurance athletes.

There will be rolling road closures around the city centre and public transport diversions.


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