Video: Gardaí aim to question Ashling Murphy murder suspect, winning lotto ticket sold in Castlebar

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Ashling Murphy murder investigation

The investigation into the murder of Ashling Murphy is continuing, with focus remaining on a man being treated in hospital.

Gardaí are cross-checking the man's DNA against samples taken from the crime scene, while they are also being checked against forensic evidence taken from the mountain bike believed to have been used by the killer.


Vigils were held around the country over the weekend in Ashling's memory ahead of her funeral which is due to take place on Tuesday.

The chief executive of Safe Ireland has also called for an “all of Government” response to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence following Ashling's death.

Department celebrations

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has ordered an investigation into a gathering of staff in his department during lockdown in June 2020.

A picture, shared on social media in the aftermath of Ireland winning a UN Security Council seat, showed officials drinking champagne in the offices of Iveagh House.


The investigation will be conducted by the department's new Secretary-General, Joe Hackett.

Limerick Fatal Road Traffic Collision

A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Co Limerick.

Gardaí are investigating the crash, which happened at O’Malley Park, Southill at around 1pm on Sunday.

The 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after it is believed he crashed into a wall and a metal fence.

Mayo lotto win

The winning ticket from last night's record-breaking lotto jackpot was sold in Castlebar, Co Mayo, although the National Lottery is yet to reveal the shop where it was purchased.

The lucky player won the largest prize ever seen after matching six numbers on a Quick Pick ticket.

The winning numbers were: 2, 9, 16, 30, 37, 40 and the bonus number was 23.

Before the must-win draw, the jackpot had rolled over 63 times since it was last claimed in June.

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