Video: Inflation rises again in October, Son charged with murder of Stefan Posschier

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Kenneth Fox

Inflation index

Prices in Ireland increased by 9.2 per cent in annual terms in October, a new blow for households grappling with a cost-of-living crisis.

It follows an annual increase of 8.2 per cent in the consumer price index in September, according to the Central Statistics Office.


Prices have been rising steadily since April last year, triggering the worst cost-of-living squeeze in decades, with consumer price inflation topping 5 per cent for 13 months in a row.

Westmeath murder

A 28-year-old man “shook his head and made no reply” when charged with murdering his father, Stefan Nivelles Posschier, who was found dead at his Co Westmeath home last month.

Ross O'Rourke, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody after appearing before Judge Bernadette Owens at Mullingar District Court on Thursday morning.

Belgium-born fortune teller Stefan Nivelles Posschier (65) was discovered lifeless on October 25th at his home in Rattin, a rural townland between Kinnegad and Milltownpass.


A postmortem examination was conducted while detectives at Mullingar Garda station commenced a murder investigation.

Donegal collision

A teenage girl has died in a crash in Co Donegal, and two other people are injured.

The two-car collision happened just before midnight on Wednesday night on the Ramelton Road in Letterkenny.

The front-seat passenger of one of the vehicles involved was pronounced dead at the scene.


The male drivers of both vehicles have been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with serious injuries.

Varadkar IRA

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the country cannot have a taoiseach that does not view atrocities committed during the Troubles as crimes.

He made the comments about Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, who said on Sunday that there was “no comparison” between crimes committed during the Troubles and the “gangland crime epidemic”.

She told Newstalk’s On The Record podcast that “there is absolutely no comparison” between the two when speaking about former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall, who has been jailed for four years for facilitating the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.


Late Late show lineup

Rhys McClenaghan will speak about being the first Irish person ever to win Gold at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, why Katie Taylor is his inspiration and what it felt like to achieve a dream he has had since jumping off his first trampoline at age six.

Mary Black will join Ryan ahead of her Lifetime Achievement Award at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards later this month. She will talk about her incredible life and career in music and will treat us to some of her favourite songs to perform.

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