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#1 Alan Henning: Reactions to Alan Henning’s cold-blooded murder at the hands of an Islamic State militant.
Prime Minister David Cameron refers to the act as ‘brutal’ and that it ‘shows how repulsive these people are.’
Mr. Henning, 47 at the time of his death, had been working as a taxi driver in Manchester before becoming involved in aid work. He traveled to Syria, where he was driving an ambulance as part of an aid convoy when he was taken hostage by Islamic State militants.
Last night, a video of his killing was posted to the internet.
#2 Poverty: Soup kitchen founder says that ‘2014 is worst year yet’ for struggling families.
Oliver Williams setup a mobile food service in Galway two years ago. Since then, he has been serving hard-pressed families in the Midlands.
Williams says that, despite all the Government’s claims of an economic upturn, this year has been the worst yet in terms of people struggling with basic needs and seeking help.
#3 Murder mystery: Further bodies may need to be exhumed as part of the investigation into Margaret ‘Margo’ Seery’s death 20 years ago.
Ms. Seery’s death body was found at an apartment in Terenure, Dublin, back in 1994. Her death was ruled ‘accidental’ and no one else was sought in connection with it.
Earlier this year however, a man confessed to killing Ms. Seery by strangulation. Despite initial doubts about this man’s confession, Ms. Seery’s remains were exhumed from a graveyard in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.
During the postmortem analysis, it was discovered that the body had been buried without most of the internal organs. The family adamantly claimed they were never donated.
The investigation into this baffling case now hinges on finding out what happened to those organs and trying to establish a cause of death.
#4 Ebola: Ireland pledges extra €1m to contribute in Ebola fight.
This bring the total amount of Ireland’s contribution to €2.5m. The country has also sent items like blankets, jerry cans, tents, and mosquito nets.
#5 Weather: Weather warning remains in place today for seven counties.
Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, and Waterford remain on alert due to heavy rainfall expected.