Video: Body found in Dublin, funeral for Westmeath children who died in car fire

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Gardaí treating death of a man in Dublin as suspicious

Gardaí are treating as suspicious the death of a man whose body was discovered in a flat complex in Dublin on Monday evening.

The body was discovered in a flat at Kevin Barry House on Coleraine Street at around 6pm.

The remains are believed to have been there for some time.

Garda forensic investigators will examine the scene and house-to-house inquiries will be carried out.

A post-mortem examination will take place on the body. Gardaí say the results of it will determine the course of their investigation.

Funeral of children who died in Westmeath car fire

The funeral of the two children who died in a car fire in Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath, is taking place on Thursday.

It's taking place in St Mel's Cathedral in Longford town at 11am.

Five-year-old Thelma Dennany and her two-year-old brother, Mikey, lost their lives on Friday afternoon, when their car became engulfed in flames on a rural road near Multyfarnham.

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Their mother, Lynn Egar, survived the fire and is being treated in hospital.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has confirmed gardaí have launched a criminal investigation into a car fire in Co Westmeath which resulted in the deaths of two children.

Earlier, it was reported that investigating officers strongly suspect the blaze was started maliciously.

President Higgins and Taoiseach to attend Queen Elizabeth's memorial in Belfast

Britain's King Charles has landed in Northern Ireland - for his first visit to the region since ascending to the throne.

Thousands of people are lining the streets outside the royal residence at Hillsborough castle in Co Down.

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, will join Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney in attendance at a service in Belfast on Tuesday, in memory of Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

Sinn Féin leader calls for energy prices to be frozen

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has called for energy prices to be frozen and “pegged back” to levels they were at last June, while any direct cash supports should be linked to income.

Ms McDonald was speaking on Newstalk Breakfast and RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland where she said that the response to the cost of living crisis needed to be proportionate and reflect how deep the crisis was.

The scale of the crisis was immense and “way beyond” anything even experienced in the 1970s, she said.

Sinn Féin was proposing a multi-pronged approach, the main thrust of which was the capping of electricity prices back to June 2021 prices.

Free contraception to be made available for women aged 17-25 on Wednesday

Females aged between 17-25 will be able to avail of free contraception from GPs from Wednesday.

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly was expected to launch the scheme at the Department of Health this week, but it has since been confirmed that it will come into effect from Wednesday.

It will be up to individual GPs to sign up to the scheme. However, it is not expected that every doctor will do so, as this will depend on patient demographics at each practice, and the ability of doctors to take on extra work.

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