Video: Creeslough funerals; CAB seize mansion linked to Daniel Kinahan

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Creeslough funerals

The funeral service for mother-of-four Martina Martin has heard that she was “the ultimate mammy bear” and a friendly face who worked at the heart of the Creeslough community.

Mrs Martin (49) was working in a shop when the service station explosion took place in the rural Co Donegal village.


The family walked behind the hearse as it arrived at St Michael’s Church in Creeslough.

As the service began, Mrs Martin’s daughter Grainne brought forward a family picture to the altar as a symbol to represent her mother.

CAB seize Dublin mansion linked to Daniel Kinahan

The High Court has made an order that the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) can seize a luxury mansion in west Dublin that is "effectively owned" by cartel boss Daniel Kinahan.

The court also heard that the head of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Gubbins, outlined in an affidavit that Daniel Kinahan is an individual who "sanctioned a number of murders" as part of the Hutch/Kinahan feud.


High Court judge Mr Michael MacGrath today ruled that the five-bedroom property in Saggart which was valued at €750,000 in 2013 and "is likely to be worth a lot more now" is deemed to be the proceeds of crime. The house at Coldwater Lakes in Saggart near Tallaght is the first property that has been seized from Daniel Kinahan.

Ms Shelley Horan BL, acting for CAB, said today it was "noteworthy" that no one had come forward to claim ownership for such a "valuable property", which she said was "very telling".

Enoch Burke sues Sunday newspaper

Jailed teacher Enoch Burke claims he was defamed in a newspaper article published last weekend.

The High Court heard on Thursday morning that Mr Burke, who has spent over a month in Mountjoy Prison over his failure to stay away from the school where he works, wants to sue parties, including the Sunday Independent, over an article published in the Sunday paper.


Mr Burke, who was suspended in August from his position at Wilson's Hospital School in Co Westmeath, claims he has been the subject of internal disciplinary and High Court proceedings due to his objection to transgender people.

In a fresh development Mr Burke's sister, Ammi Burke, told Mr Justice Brian O'Moore that while the publisher has temporarily removed the allegedly defamatory article from its website, her brother wished to come to court and seek an order under Section 33 of the 2009 Defamation Act.

House price inflation slows as interest rates climb

House price inflation continues to slow as higher interest rates and rising costs dampen demand.

Residential property prices rose by 12.2 per cent in year to August, down from an annual increase of 13.3 per cent in the previous month, according to the latest property price index from the Central Statistics Office.


In Dublin, residential property prices saw an increase of 9.7 per cent, while property prices outside Dublin were 14.2 per cent higher than a year earlier.

UEFA opens investigation over chant following Ireland Women’s World Cup play-off

UEFA has opened an investigation after Republic of Ireland players appeared to sing a pro-IRA chant following their Women’s World Cup play-off victory over Scotland.

Video footage circulated on social media after Tuesday night’s 1-0 victory at Hampden Park of the players singing the chant in the dressing room.

Republic boss Vera Pauw and the Football Association of Ireland issued apologies over the incident, but European football’s governing body has confirmed it will take a closer look at it.

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