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#1 Gardai: One man dead and another one left fighting for his life after suspected murder in Tullow, Co. Carlow. The victims were discovered shortly after 9am this morning but it is believed a third person may have been involved and that the attack happened late last night. Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident, and two men have so far been arrested in connection with the case.

#2 Dublin airport: Gardai will soon no longer be in charge of checking passports at Dublin airport. Instead, around 80 civilians from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) will be deployed to perform such duty on a rotational 24-hour basis. This is part of a new set of plans launched by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald today. Gardai will retain a number of functions, such as investigations, arrests and detentions.

#3 Exhumation: Post-morten examination begins on body exhumed in Limerick this morning. The remains of a young woman who died in 1994 have today being exhumed to ascertain whether or not she was murdered, as new evidence surfaced recently in relation to her death.

#4 Car pile-up: Two fatalities and at least 26 others injured reported as a result of a 150-car pile up in the Netherlands. The multiple crash happened in heavy fog conditions in the A58 highway between the southern cities of Goes and Middelburg about 150 km southwest of Amsterdam.

#5 Bomb hoax: 20-year-old UK Muhammet Demir will receive a prison sentence for making a hoax call to Gatwick airport and announce there was a bomb onboard a Turkey-bound flight. Such flight happened to be taxiing at the time of the call and it had to be hurriedly recalled and diverted to an isolated spot so it could be checked. There was no explosive device onboard, but the call caused significant disruption and worry to passengers and crew. Demir will be sentenced at a later date.

#6 Limerick: Local councillors officially pass a motion to allow for 30 minutes free parking in the city centre. This long sought initiative will allow shoppers and other visitors to the city to park for free for the first 30 minutes of their stay, which in many cases is more than enough to enable them to complete their business. Residents have long complained about receiving tickets for leaving their cars for a short period of time. This scheme will be piloted in the run up to Christmas, and might be extended beyond if successful.

#7 Helicopter crash: A helicopter has reportedly crashed into the sea near the lighthouse at Flamborough, East Yorkshire. Emergency services were quickly at the scene after a call from a member of the public alerted them about the crash. The craft is described as a  “small, white” aircraft.

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