The Cork man on trial for murdering his mother was freaked out about not being able to talk to women and he drank two bottles of wine before allegedly arguing with his mother and stabbing her in the back of the head with considerable force.
Gardaí and customs officials have significantly increased surveillance and spot checks at Ringaskiddy Port in Co Cork in the belief that criminal gangs have been smuggling expensive farm and construction machinery out of the country in containers.
“There is an outpouring of love and helplessness,” said Mourneabbey-born Fr Seán Corkery as he tried to sum up the feelings of a small tight-knit community experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions as news filtered back from Glasgow that police had officially identified Karen Buckley’s body.
Gardaí are still officially treating as “suspicious” the death of a 36-year-old man in Co Cork who dabbled in drugs, but it is likely to be only a matter of time before they upgrade the case to a murder inquiry.
Children, watched by their parents, took to the swings in the local playground on the main street as dusk broke in Buttevant, blissfully unaware of the tragedy that had unfolded in the nearby park, just down the little lane across the road, only hours before.