Your Thursday evening catch-up

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

Your Thursday evening catch-up


Judge Keenan Johnson described the attempted abduction as  “an attack on family life”,  while investigating Garda Anne Marie Deegan said the children deserved high praise for their courage. The convicted sex offender who tried to abduct a girl in Co. Laois claims he has been assaulted  in prison for what he did  "Disturbing" was the word used by Judge Keenan Johnson to describe what Michael Martin did near Cullahill village in Laois on March 4 last.

Michael Martin of Shandon Court, Yellow Road in Waterford City was jailed for 13 years today in what the judge described as an "attack on family life".

Check out Ireland and Munster legend Paul O’Connell looking right at home in  a kit of a very different kind -  graduation robes.

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar says elderly patients waiting more than 24 hours  on a trolley  is a regular occurrence.

A bid by Bank of Scotland to substitute Start Mortgages as the applicant in re-possession proceedings for the home of  Adele Condron-King,  otherwise known as Twink, was struck out by a judge yesterday.

Eighteen registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of a cluster of schools  near Cork City centre housing thousands of students.


A Greek patrol boat has rescued 78 people on a wooden boat that ran aground off the eastern Aegean island of Kos  after sailing from nearby Turkey.

The European Union has predicted that three million more migrants could arrive in the 28-nation bloc  by the end of next year.

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