Your Wednesday evening catch-up

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on today.
Your Wednesday evening catch-up


A murder investigation has been launched by gardaí in Sligo  after a woman was pronounced dead in hospital this morning. Gardai have arrested a 33-year-old male and he is being detained at Sligo Garda station.

A body has been recovered from the sea off the coast of  Co Clare today.  Naval divers made the discovery this afternoon at around 3.30pm on day three of the search for a man missing from his home near Quilty.

A man has been granted bail after appearing in court charged with an IRA bomb  attack on a Tyrone police station that was intercepted by the SAS.

It’s a love lost and found  — a romantic tale   that didn’t quite have the fairytale ending one mystery suitor planned.

“I just didn’t think, I just jumped into the car.”   Those were the words of Finbarr O’Rourke,  the man who consumed up to 10 pints of cider before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle and crashing into a family car, resulting in the death of a four-year-old boy.

He’s a warrior, an Irish sporting icon, and he’s soon to be Dr Paul O’Connell. Is there nothing  the mighty Munster man can’t do?


A Halloween asteroid the size of four football pitches  is due to miss the Earth  by just 300,000 miles on the last day of the month.

The size of the detective team investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been scaled back,  Scotland Yard has announced.

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