Your Friday evening catch-up

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

Your Friday evening catch-up


The residents at the centre of a stand-off over temporary accommodation for survivors of the Carrickmines fire say they are not “the bad guys”. The locals have blockaded Rockville Drive since Tuesday over plans to move four mobile homes onto adjoining land to house 14 people affected by Saturday’s blaze, which killed 10 people.

Lawyers for Denis O’Brien have been granted access to a PR firm’s computers in the High Court today.

The full extent of the Guard of Honour at Tony Golden’s funeral was demonstrated in this short clip of drone footage taken on the day.

The mother of a boy with autism is chaining herself to the gates of the Department of Education offices in Athlone in a bid to highlight her campaign to have her son educated in a specialised setting close to home.

A convicted killer who held a pregnant woman at knifepoint during a petrol station robbery has been sentenced to six years in prison with three suspended.

A senior cabinet minister should have been sent to meet with the organisers of the Web Summit to deal with their concerns about staying in Dublin. That is according to Fianna Fáil, which has accused the government of complacency over the prospect of the event leaving Ireland.


Hungary is to close its border with Croatia, where it has built a razor-wire fence, in order to stop the free flow of refugees.

UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon called hunger “a terrible injustice” as he marked World Food Day with a visit to the Milan Expo World’s Fair, which is focusing on food security and nutrition.

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