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Car robbed with children inside

The theft of a car with a baby and a nine-year-old child inside has been described as a nightmare.

The incident happened last Sunday around 7pm in Cabra, Dublin after a couple left the engine of the vehicle running while they briefly went into their home.


The car was taken, but the nine-year-old managed to jump from the car before the thief sped off. The 10-month-old baby was left on the roadside soon afterwards.

No arrest has yet been made but gardaí said they aree following a definite line of inquiry.

Local councillor Declan Meenagh told Newstalk that people in the area have been calling for more gardaí on the streets.

“It is quite random, and I don’t think we need to design our policing policy based on responding to these one-off nightmare incidents.


New childcare workers pay deal

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has said a new wage deal for childcare workers bringing in minimum pay of €13 per hour will be signed off in the next few weeks.

Mr O’Gorman said the deal is part of an Employment Regulation Order.

Once it is agreed he said it will allow the Government to roll out its new €221 million “core funding” for the childcare sector to providers.

The Green Party TD also told RTÉ’s Claire Byrne programme that he is hopeful a “substantial part” of the 50 per cent cut in average childcare fees, which his party wants over the next two years, will be made in this year’s Budget.


Teenage girl sexually assaulted in park during Rose of Tralee festival

Gardaí are investigating an alleged serious sexual assault of a teenage girl during the Rose of Tralee festival in Co Kerry.

The incident is understood to have happened in a secluded area of Tralee Town Park in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

It is believed the 17-year-old girl had just left friends when she was attacked in the park while alone.

Investigating officers are hoping that CCTV cameras in the area surrounding the park may have captured the attacker.


Gardaí said investigations into the matter are ongoing adding that no further information was being made available at this time.

Numbers in employment rises to new high

The number of people in employment has increased by 8.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, bringing the number in employment to more than 2.5 million, according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The number in employments increased to 2,554,600, which is the highest employment rate since the series began in 1998.

There were 119,900 persons classified as unemployed in the second quarter of 2022 with an associated Unemployment Rate of 4.5 per cent for those aged 15-74 years.


The number of absences from work, such as temporary layoffs, family leave or holidays, during the reference week was 187,000, an decrease compared to a peak of 468,500 absences recorded in that period in 2020.

Funeral of young man killed in Limerick collision told he was a 'kind-hearted, pure rogue'

The mother of teenager Donnacha Ryan (Luke), who died in a road tragedy last Sunday, told his funeral mass on Thursday that he was a "kind-hearted, pure rogue".

Mr Ryan, who celebrated his 18th birthday last week, sustained fatal injuries in an apparent fall from a car outside the town of Cappamore, Co Limerick in the early hours of last Sunday.

Speaking at her son’s funeral mass at St Michael’s Church in the town, Nicola Ryan Luke told mourners: "From the moment Donnacha was born he was a pure rogue.

"Despite his mischievous antics, Donnacha was a kind-hearted and caring, good boy. If any of his friends ever needed anything at any time of the day or night he was first to offer his help, often despite my unheeded protests."

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