Video: Dublin car park shooting, Taoiseach warns of recession risk

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Dublin car park shooting

A man has been shot and seriously injured in a shooting in a hotel car park in Kilmainham, Dublin.

Gardaí are currently at the scene which has been sealed off for technical examination.

The incident occurred in the Hilton hotel car park, which is located across the road from Kilmainham Jail in Dublin 8.

It is understood the victim has previously been targeted in a shooting and survived. The victim has been rushed to hospital, but it is not yet clear how badly injured he is.

Recession risk

A weakening of global markets could affect Ireland’s export performance next year, the Taoiseach has said as he warned of the risk of recession across Europe.

Micheál Martin said Ireland’s economy remains strong, with continued investment by companies and high numbers of people coming to work in the country.

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But he said there must be a balance found in order to avoid “a stagflation situation”.

Mr Martin and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe are in Brussels for the European Council and Euro Group meetings.

Ukraine refugees

The number of Ukraine refugees who have arrived in Ireland is nearing 39,000, according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The figures based on the issuing of Personal Public Service Numbers (PPSNs) show 38,700 arrivals from Ukraine in Ireland by the week ending June 19th, an increase of just under 3,000 in two weeks.

Women aged 20 and over account for almost half of arrivals to date, while children and teenagers aged up to 19 account for more than a third.

It comes as Minister for the Environment and Transport Eamon Ryan said hospitals and households would be immediate first priorities for the Government if fuel had to be rationed amid the continuing war on Ukraine.

In the courts

A survivor of abuse at the hands of a convicted Mayo sex offender who died in prison while awaiting sentence for offences against four children has told a court she hopes he rots in hell.

The High Court has meanwhile made orders disqualifying a co-founder of the Blackrock Clinic private hospital group and his wife from being company directors for a number of years.

In Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, a man who started sexually abusing his teenage stepdaughter as soon as he came home from honeymoon after marrying her mother was jailed for eight years.

Elsewhere, extra charges were brought against two young men accused of attacking Alanna Quinn Idris and a teenage boy in Dublin.

Finally, a man who forced a curtain pole into the anus of his mother's lover in a “vile, sadistic, vicious, cruel and barbaric” attack had his jail term increased by the Court of Appeal.

Pride parade

Thousands of people are expected to congregate in Dublin on Saturday for the annual Pride parade.

It is the first time since 2019 that the event will be held in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organisers of the Dublin Pride parade are promising a colourful and noisy resumption of the event.

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