Video: Funerals of Creeslough victims begin; warning homelessness will worsen this winter

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Creeslough funerals

The first funerals of the victims killed in the explosion in Creeslough, Co Donegal are being held on Tuesday.

The funeral Mass of Jessica Gallagher (24) is being held at St Michael’s Church in the village, while the funeral of Martin McGill (49) will take place in the same church in the afternoon.


Ten people, aged between 5 and 59, were killed in the blast on Friday afternoon.

The tragedy has drawn condolences from around the world, while an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Tralee murder investigation

A third man has been arrested following a fatal assault in Co Kerry last week.

Thomas Dooley was killed while attending a funeral at Rathass cemetery in Tralee on October 5th. Mr Dooley's wife, Siobhan, was also injured in the attack.


The arrested man, aged in his 40s, is being held at Tralee Garda station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

On Monday, Mr Dooley’s body was also released back to his family from the morgue at University Hospital Kerry (UHK).

Cocaine seizure

Two people have been arrested after cocaine worth €1.2 million was seized at Dublin Port on Monday.

In a joint operation, gardaí and Revenue officers, along with detector dog James, discovered 18kg of the illegal substance concealed in a vehicle that was stopped and searched.

Homelessness figures

The Government is not doing enough to avoid the homelessness crisis from deepening this winter, according to the life president and founder of Focus Ireland, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.

The charity's annual report, published on Tuesday, showed Focus Ireland helped 1,288 households to avoid or leave homelessness in 2021.

This included 521 households which were prevented from entering homelessness due to the charity's intervention, with 12,300 people engaging with Focus Ireland's services and over 7,500 offered advice and information during the year.

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