Rishi Sunak set to be next British PM
Rishi Sunak will become Britain's youngest prime minister in modern times after he won the race to lead the Conservative Party, tasked with steering a deeply divided country through an economic downturn set to leave millions of people poorer.
One of the wealthiest politicians in Westminster, Sunak (42) will become the country's first leader of colour – and its third prime minister in less than two months – as he takes over during one of the most turbulent eras in British political history.
He replaces Liz Truss, who only lasted 44 days before she resigned, needing to restore stability to a country reeling from years of political and economic turmoil, and seeking to lead a party that has fractured along ideological lines.
Diesel prices rise
Ireland’s drivers are once again paying more at the pump thanks to a rise in the cost of buying diesel.
The per-litre price of diesel has risen by four per cent in one month, making a litre of diesel almost 20c more expensive than a litre of petrol.
According to the AA, which monitors petrol and diesel prices nationwide, it means that the average Irish motorist is spending €2,210 annually if they drive a petrol car, and €2,020 to keep a diesel car.
Gerard Hutch trial
Bullet cases found at the Regency Hotel murder scene were fired by three AK-47 assault rifles which were recovered during a Garda operation a month after the fatal shooting of Kinahan Cartel member David Byrne, the Special Criminal Court was told today.
The trial heard that a copper jacketed bullet passed through the hotel reception, where the body of Mr Byrne was seen with "its face blown off".
Detective Garda David O'Leary was giving evidence at the trial of Gerard 'The Monk' Hutch (59), last of The Paddocks, Clontarf, Dublin 3, who denies the murder of Mr Byrne (33) during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel on February 5th, 2016.