Video: Arrest following fatal assault, inquest on death of George Nkencho opens

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Dublin fatal assault

A man has been arrested following a fatal assault at a Dublin home on Sunday night.

Gardaí said they are investigating “all the circumstances” surrounding the assault at a domestic dwelling in Carriglea View, Firhouse, Dublin 24.

A man, aged in his 60s, was fatally assaulted during the incident that took place at around 11.50pm.

Outdoor drinking

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is due to issue a direction to all gardaí telling them not to penalise bars and restaurants serving alcohol in temporary outdoor dining areas.

Concerns were raised last week that businesses serving alcohol outside may be breaching licencing laws, causing confusion among gardaí and business owners.

Earlier today, Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys confirmed she spoke to Mr Harris and the Attorney General regarding the matter, saying she was assured by the Garda Commissioner that officers would use their discretion.

Inquest into death of George Nkencho

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An inquest into the death of George Nkencho has opened at Dublin District Coroner’s Court.

George was shot dead by gardaí outside his Dublin home in December while allegedly brandishing a knife.

His family have urged a coroner to examine “the wider and broader circumstances of a young black man being shot dead by a white officer”.

Geroge's death is still the subject of an investigation by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) which is not yet complete.

Travel advice

The country should follow the “solid” advice of chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan on overseas travel, the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s special envoy on Covid-19 has said.

Dr David Nabarro said the public should “follow the leaders” with regard to public health issues such as travel and vaccination.

It comes after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said young people who are not fully vaccinated can travel abroad from July, despite Dr Holohan’s advice to the contrary.

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