Video: Man in court over Kerry cemetery murder; Live register figures increase

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Man accused of Kerry cemetery murder appears in court

A man appeared at Kenmare District Court on Friday morning charged with the murder of his brother in a graveyard earlier this week.

Patrick Dooley, aged 35, of 33 Arbutus Grove, Killarney, is charged with the murder Thomas Dooley at Rath Cemetery, Rathass, Tralee, on October 5th, 2022.


The accused's father, Jim Dooley, also father of the deceased and the accused's wife, Bridget, accompanied each other to the court. The accused dressed in black entered court shortly before 11am.

Detective Sergeant Mark O’Sullivan gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution. He arrested Patrick Dooley at 4.52am at Tralee Garda Station. Patrick Dooley indicated he understood the charge.

At 5.03am he charged and cautioned him. In response to the charge Patrick Dooley said: "I didn’t harm my brother at all in any way. That’s all I have to say."

Man and woman charged over death of boy (4) in Limerick

Gardaí have charged a man and a woman over the death of a four-year-old boy in Limerick last year.


The boy died after sustaining serious head injuries at his home in Rathbane on March 13th, 2021.

The man, aged in his 30s, and the woman, in her 20s, were arrested on Thursday and have been charged in relation to the incident, gardaí said.

Live register figures increase

The number of people on the live register rose in every county but one in the past 12 months, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Tipperary was the only county that saw a decrease in the number of people on its live register.

The counties that saw the greatest increases in the year to September were Clare and Kerry, with 26.7 per cent and 23.1 per cent respectively.

The live register counts people claiming Jobseeker’s Benefit and applicants for Jobseeker’s Allowance, as well as applicants for credited social welfare contributions.

Those with part-time work who claim benefits are counted in the figures, so they do not represent solely the number of unemployed people in the country.

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