Your Thursday evening catch-up

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

IRELAND

A 33 year old man has been remanded to Castlerea Prison after appearing in court charged with the murder of  Natalie McGuinness   in Sligo yesterday. Oisin Conroy (aged 33) with an address at The Mews, Mailcoach Road, Sligo, was formally charged at Sligo District Court with the murder at his address of Ms McGuinness, 24, yesterday. Conroy  was put on suicide watch  on the orders of a judge today.

The exceptional bravery of a 10 year-old boy who clung to the window of  a moving jeep to rescue his sister was commended at Portlaoise Circuit Court today.

A dramatic fire which broke out in the car of a man who was about to board the ferry from Passage West to Cobh this morning has prompted calls for the owners of Opel Zafira cars to contact their local garage.

A dramatic fire which broke out in the car of a man who was about to board the ferry from Passage West to Cobh this morning has prompted calls for the owners of Opel Zafira cars to contact their local garage.The fire is the latest in a series of such fires which have affected the same model in the UK, where the cars are called Vauxhall Zafiras.

A Cork woman who was the victim of sexual harassment  last weekend   says the overwhelming online response to the incident has motivated her to report the matter to gardaí.

A man who was holding his partner’s hand in a Dublin restaurant as they celebrated a recent anniversary  claims he was asked to leave by a manager as other diners had complained about them.

SEVEN youths aged 14 to 18 have appeared in court  on charges connected to the Jobstown water protest  last November during which Tanaiste Joan Burton was allegedly trapped in her car for over two hours.

Dublin City Council’s Housing Committee is meeting this evening to discuss plans for emergency accommodation  for homeless families

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of ‘telling a tall tale’  and called on to make a statement to the Dáil over his claim he was told to call in the army to protect ATMs.

WORLD

Police in Berlin have arrested a man over the disappearance of a four-year-old   Bosnian boy, and said they found a child’s body in the suspect’s car.

Mother’s milk can increase the chances of a child growing up obese, suggesting that breast  is not always best, research has shown.

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