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Canada shooting

At least one person has died and multiple victims have been reported after a series of shootings in the city of Langley in Canada.

There were several victims of a mass shooting early on Monday in the Canadian province of British Columbia and one man was in custody, police said.

Authorities had earlier issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings in the city of Langley and asked residents to stay alert and away from the area of the incident.

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson said there were "several victims" in the incident. The statement did not specify the number.

Laois accident

A two-year-old girl has died following a tragic accident involving a paddling pool in Co Laois.

Hannah Kealy, from Cremorgan, Timahoe, Co Laois was playing in the pool when the accident occurred close to her home on Friday evening.

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Emergency services rushed to the scene and Hannah was taken by ambulance to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin where medical teams strived to keep her alive.

However, little Hannah passed away on Sunday surrounded by her parents Marie and Denis and sister Ella.

Graham Dwyer appeal

After an appeals process which began seven years ago, Graham Dwyer - who murdered vulnerable childcare worker Elaine O'Hara - has secured a date to appeal his conviction in December.

On Monday, lawyers for Dwyer (49) told the three-judge Court of Appeal that they will file their submissions this week as they prepare for a two-day hearing during which they will argue his conviction should be quashed following a recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Dwyer (49) was handed a significant boost in April when the CJEU ruled that the indiscriminate retention of mobile phone data for use in criminal investigations is a breach of EU law.

Phone data was a crucial part of the evidence against Dwyer as it was used to track his movements and contacts with Ms O'Hara in the lead-up to and aftermath of her disappearance in August 2012.

Kerry homecoming

The Kerry players are heading for Tralee complete with the Sam Maguire trophy.

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It follows yesterday’s dramatic win over Galway at Croke Park.

From Tralee, the panel will make their way to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney.

One non-Kerry native that’s part of the group is Paddy Tally, and Graham O’Sullivan has hailed the influence of the former Down manager on the Kingdom’s year.

Injury claim

A 33-year-old fitness instructor, who claimed she injured her back in a fall down steps in a shopping centre, posted pictures of herself engaged in extreme physical activities online following the incident, a judge heard on Monday.

Judge Sarah Berkeley in the Circuit Civil Court dismissed Kimberly Hynes’s €60,000 damages claim for personal injuries against the owner of Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnham, where she said she had slipped on a wet stairs and bumped down three steps.

"I don’t believe her GP knew she was engaged in these activities, and on the basis of the medical evidence of her own doctor she has exaggerated her injuries in court," Judge Berkeley said.

United Ireland referendum

The Seanad is asking for people from all traditions to submit their views and ideas about the island’s constitutional future.

Although all submissions are welcomed by the committee, the views of young people from all communities; the lessons from referenda held in other jurisdictions, such as Scotland’s independence referendum; and the challenges ahead – including reconciliation and subvention to Northern Ireland – have been specifically sought by the committee.

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Individuals, interested groups and organisations are invited to make submissions on the constitutional future of the island of Ireland, with a particular mention for unionists’ views on what constitutional arrangement they think should be in place.

“The committee encourages people from all traditions and opinions to lend their voices to this process and welcomes the voices of the Unionist community and their vision for the future,” a statement said.

McDonald appeal

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has lodged a planning appeal against the third phase of Hammerson’s €500 million transformation plan for Dublin City Centre.

The move by the Dublin Central TD to lodge an appeal with An Bord Pleanala follows Stephen Troy of Troy Family Butchers on Moore Street lodging an appeal against the Dublin City Council grant of permission last month to Hammerson, Dublin Central GP Ltd.

In total, the appeals board has now received nine third-party appeals against the latest Hammerson scheme, while the applicants, Hammerson firm, Dublin Central GP Ltd, have lodged a first-party appeal against conditions attached to the permission.

Others to appeal include The 1916 Relatives Moore Street Initiative, Relatives of Signatories of the Proclamation, Moore Street Preservation and the Moore Street Traders, along with a number of individual third-party appeals.

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