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#1 Water meter protest: Eleven people were arrested yesterday afternoon during a peaceful protest against water meters. The protest took place in front of the GPO in O’Connell st., Dublin.

This 11-strong cohort broke off from the main group after the street had been reopened and decided to stage a ‘sit-down’ protest. Gardai attempted to remove them and eventually arrested them all on public order offences. The group remains in custody.

#2 Dublin stabbing: GAA player Johnny Cooper stabbed in Dublin. The 24-year-old footballer was walking home after a night out and he stopped at a fast-food outlet. It is understood a row broke out and he was assaulted outside the premises. He received stab wounds to his face and neck and remains in hospital today with non-life threatening injuries.

#3 Shooting incident: 32-year-old man shot in broad daylight in Coolock, Dublin.

A lone gunman in a bycicle approached the man and shot him in the back with a shotgun, then rode off and escaped. The victim remains in a stable condition in hospital.

#4 Hotel fall: A 2-year-old boy is in hospital today with serious head injuries after falling from the mezzanine down to the lobby in a Liverpool hotel.

The incident took place at the Hilton hotel in Liverpool. Emergency services were called to the scene and the boy was taken to hospital.

#5 Thailand murder: DNA samples taken from material found on Hannah Witheridge’s body have been identified as belonging to two men of Asian origin.

It is not known at this point whether the killers are still in the island of Koh Tao. Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were viciously attacked and murdered in a beach resort on the island earlier in the week.

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