Jim Curran was a close friend of 53-year-old John Joe Malone and gave evidence today under Mr. Justice Patrick McCarthy in the Central Criminal Court in Dublin in front of a jury of six men and five women.
Sinn Fein Senator Fintan Warfield, who will propose the change to the voting age on local and European elections says it’s time for Ireland to change. Warfield will introduce a bill to the Seanad tomorrow, which would give people of the age of 16 the right to vote.
A new development of student apartments in Dublin’s Liberties has been criticised for extorting students and taking advantage of the housing crisis as rents starting at €249 per week were announced to the press.
Housing prices in Dublin have increased by 11% over the last year, according to the Real Estate Alliance. A three-bed semi-detached house in Dublin peaked average housing prices at €400,000, with the REA suggesting that this could be due to the Central Bank easing the restriction on lending for first-time buyers.
A motion on cervical cancer awareness passed unanimously at the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) congress this morning after strong speeches from DCU and UCC students.
Police are investigating reports that a consignment of cans due to be used at a Coca-Cola factory were contaminated with suspected human waste.
A national transport strike may unfold in the coming weeks as Dublin Bus and Irish Rail are set to join Bus Éireann’s protest. Workers at both companies will ballot on joining the industrial action in support of Bus Éireann workers next week but if it is approved, it is unlikely that it will take effect until next month.
The recent death of professional Scottish Muay Thai boxer Jordan Coe has been labelled ‘unacceptable’ by a Dublin Kickboxing instructor after it was revealed that the boxer died attempting to reach a desired weight for a fight.
An update on the top three stories of the day at 3pm at The JR Independent.
Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is under increasing pressure today as questions are posed as to how a million breath tests that never happened were recorded by Gardai.