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#1 Dublin stabbing: A further stabbing incident took place in Dublin this morning. A woman in her 40s, named locally as Rose Kenny, was viciously stabbed in the stairwell of her block of flats as she made her way to work. A man was arrested a short time later in connection with this incident.

Ms. Kenny remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

#2: Islamic State: Multiple targets belonging to Islamic State forces were hit by aerial strikes earlier today. These attacks mark the onset of an expanded offensive against the extremist group, in a bid to halt their territorial gains. All targets hit were located within Syria’s borders.

#3 House fire: Five people injured in house fire in Crumlin this morning. The blaze reportedly broke out at the front door of the premises at around 2.40am. All occupants of the house were able to escape the blaze with different injuries, ranging from cuts and bruises to broken bones and smoke inhalation.

Gardai are treating the fire as suspicious.

#4 Cash found: Panda workers found almost 3,000 and managed to track down owner. The discarded money was found at the Panda Waste Management centre in Cappagh, Co Dublin yesterday. Workers reported the find and they set out to find its rightful owner. It turned out to belong to a woman whose father had recently passed away. When contacted by Panda management, she said that she’d likely disposed of the bag containing the bag by mistake while clearing out her late father’s things.

The woman praised the honesty of the workers.

#5 New note: A brand new €10 note is in circulation from today. The new note contains additional security features to make counterfeiting more difficult. The old note will remain legal tender for the foreseeable future.

#6 Euromillions: Winning Euromillions ticket was sold in the Dublin area. The National Lottery also says the ticketholder has made contact with them.The massive win brings the total won by EuroMillions players in Ireland to €751m since the game was launched in the country back in 2004.

#7 Weather: Ireland set to enjoy “tail end” of UK October heat wave. If predictions are correct, the unseasonably warm and dry weather that the country is currenly enjoying will continue for another few weeks, making this the warmest and driest Autumn since 1987.

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