Man (22) charged with Sligo murders
A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murders of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee.
Yousef Palani, 22, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, was remanded after appearing at Sligo District Court.
He was also charged with assault causing serious harm.
Palani was heckled and shouted at by crowds as he was escorted by gardaí into court.
Gardaí investigating the killings believe the two men may have met their killer online. Detectives are also investigating a potential homophobic motive and have issued safety advice to people using dating apps.
Coveney in Kyiv
The killing of Ukrainian civilians by Russian forces is likely to be a war crime, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said.
Mr Coveney was speaking during a visit to Kyiv on Thursday. He was visiting areas in the Ukrainian capital directly affected by the Russian invasion, and meeting Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba and defence minister Oleksii Reznikov.
Speaking during a press conference with Mr Kuleba, Mr Coveney said it was a privilege to be with him and said he brought a strong message of solidarity from the Government and people.
At home, protesters in Dublin called on the Government to ban symbols of support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Turf ban to proceed
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has rejected claims that a ban on the sale of turf has been paused.
It comes hours after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the Fine Gael parliamentary party that the ban has been put on hold because of rising energy prices.
The proposed ban on the commercial sale of turf is due to come into force in September, however question marks now hang over the timeline.
Mr Ryan said part of the Government’s climate plan is to tackle air quality issues and accused previous governments of “fudging” the issues.
Body found in Costa del Sol
Spanish police are investigating the death of an Irish man on a beach on the Costa del Sol.
The man's body was believed to be discovered by passing walkers. The exact location of the beach has not been confirmed.
The man, who is aged in his 40s, is believed to be from Cork.
Officers from the Spanish Guardia Civil have sealed off the scene and a postmortem examination is set to take place in due course, the results of which are likely to determine the course of police investigations.
Tiger Woods to play in Ireland
Tiger Woods is set to play in the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor this July.
The news comes following Woods' return to competitive golf at last weekend’s Masters.
The Pro-Am is a fundraising event that supports charitable organisations in the mid-west region of Ireland. This year will be Woods’ fourth appearance at the fundraiser.
The 15-time Major champion will join players including Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Leona Maguire, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau at the event.