Your Monday evening catch-up

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.

Your Monday evening catch-up

TOP STORIES - REFUGEE CRISIS

A Hungarian MP has warned of the threat of possible terrorists coming through borders and into the EU. Bence Tuzson’s comments come after France announced it will welcome 24,000 refugees,  and as Germany demands European countries do more share the burden of the crisis. British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the UK will take in 20,000 refugees. Mr Tuzson said borders must be controlled to protect all EU countries, including Ireland. 

The Tánaiste Joan Burton has said thousands of refugees expected to be taken in by Ireland will not be housed in direct provision centres. 

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The sentencing hearing of the man who murdered Karen Buckley in Glasgow is to be televised tomorrow, and will be broadcast after proceedings end. . Last month, 21-year-old Alexander Pacteau pleaded guilty to murdering the nurse from Mourneabbey in Cork.

The Scottish courts system has given special permission for journalists to cover the sentencing of Karen Buckley’s killer Alexander Pacteau live on Twitter. Pacteau, 21, who pleaded guilty in August to the brutal murder of the young Irish nurse in Glasgow last April, is facing life in prison ahead of his sentencing diet in Glasgow tomorrow morning.

An inquiry into the fatal shooting by gardaí of a Real IRA member during the course of an armed robbery almost 20 years ago is to begin in Dublin this week. The commission of investigation into the death of Ronan Mac Lochlainn in Ashford, Co Wicklow, in May 1998, opens for public hearings tomorrow, and the evidence of 85 witnesses is expected to be heard over the next two months.

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