Video: Dublin Airport implements weekend plan, men apologise for mocking McAreavey murder

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Two men apologise over ‘vile’ video mocking McAreavey murder

Two men have apologised for their involvement in a video appearing to show a group of people mocking the murder of Michaela McAreavey.

The video, which emerged on social media on Friday, has prompted outcry in Northern Ireland and beyond, as well as across the political spectrum.

Politicians united to condemn the video, while the Orange Order said an inquiry had begun and called the clip “utterly abhorrent”.

In a statement issued through the PA news agency, two of the people involved, John Bell and Andrew McDade, offered an apology for their actions.

Dublin Airport implements weekend plan

The CEO of the DAA, Dalton Philips, has admitted the situation at Dublin Airport is "delicate" and that management are continuing to hire security staff as quickly as they can in order to avoid cancelling flights in the coming weeks.


Mr Philips told RTÉ's News at One that whilst they have recruited 200 extra security officers to date they still need to hire another hundred.

"We still are not on a level we need to be to consistently offer that service we would have offered in the pre-pandemic period.

This is a European and worldwide problem, and we are doing everything we can to get back to where we were.

"We continue to hire as fast as we can. We are in a very delicate situation because when you are down the required numbers of officers you need like last weekend you can have a very rapid build up of queues. We are in a very tight situation."

M50 northbound to be closed for hours following fatal crash

Gardaí have confirmed a fatal road traffic collision has occurred on the M50 northbound in Dublin, with motorists being urged to avoid the area.

Emergency services are at the scene and the road is currently closed between Junction 9 Red Cow and Junction 7 Lucan northbound. Diversions are in place.

Gardaí also urged all road users on the N7 northbound to try and avoid the area or take alternative routes if possible.

The garda traffic Twitter account stated that the M50 Northbound is expected to remain closed for a number of hours while officers investigate the collision.

Body discovered following search operation on Carrauntoohil

Gardaí have confirmed a body has been discovered on Carrauntoohil following a search operation on the mountain.

A statement from gardaí said: "Following the discovery of a body by Kerry Mountain Rescue today, the missing person appeal for John Dunne is being stood down."

According to the Irish Examiner, the 60-year-old Tipperary man was reported missing on Thursday after he failed to return to his accommodation in Co Kerry on Wednesday night.

Gardaí thanked Kerry Mountain Rescue and those who assisted in the search for Mr Dunne, in addition to the media and the public for their help in the matter.

Garda operation sees 1,000 drivers hit with speeding fines in 24 hours

More than 1,000 drivers were hit with speeding fines and penalty points over the last 24 hours during a Garda operation.

Operation Slowdown began on 7am on Thursday and concluded this morning, running in support of a road safety appeal ahead of the June bank holiday weekend.

A Garda spokesperson said 939 drivers had been issued with fixed charged notices for speeding to date, resulting in an €80 fine and three penalty points on their driving licence.

This number is expected to be in excess of 1,000 once a time lag in prosecutions uploading to the Garda processing system concludes.

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