Gerry Hutch back in Dublin
Alleged gang boss Gerry Hutch is due in the Special Criminal Court tonight to answer a charge of murder in relation to the Regency Hotel shooting in 2016.
Mr Hutch left a Madrid Airport at about 2.30pm on Wednesday afternoon on an Irish military aircraft in the company of a garda escort.
The aircraft is due in Casement Aerodrome in west Dublin at about 6pm. Mr Hutch will be taken from there, under armed garda escort, and is expected to arrive at the Criminal Courts of Justice an hour later.
Anne Colomines murder
A man who displayed the “ultimate in toxic masculinity” by stabbing his wife through the heart in an effort to “control” the end of their marriage has been found guilty of her murder.
The 12 jurors took just two hours and 30 minutes to unanimously reject Renato Gehlen's defence that his wife, Anne Colomines, stabbed herself to death after they fought about “another man”.
The prosecution had said Gehlen's account was “ridiculous” and “insulting” to the jury.
Winter power outages
The Taoiseach has attempted to allay the public’s fears over possible power outages this winter, saying everything will be done to prevent them.
Micheál Martin said the Government will make every effort and do “what needs to be done” to avoid the lights going out.
Supplier EirGrid today warned it will be unable to generate enough electricity in the coming years to meet a rapid increase in demand.
Households across Europe are already facing much higher bills due to soaring gas prices. Ireland has also been hit by the lowest wind levels in decades, poor plant performance and limited interconnector support from Britain, EirGrid said.
Musicians ask for support
Musicians have asked the Government to make further supports available for the live music industry in the upcoming budget.
This comes following the major impact Covid-19 restrictions had on the functioning of the industry.
The submission makes 12 requests of the Government in total which include: VAT reduction to radio airplay, action on high insurance costs for the sector and funding for the independent live entertainment sector be increased to €75 million for 2022.