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Tributes paid to Cork mother who drowned after car plunged into river

A mother who died after her car plunged into a river in Cork has been described as a kind and loyal friend with a “heart of gold”.

Teacher Gillian Daly (44) died after her car entered the River Lee on Friday night. Her passenger sons Evan and Luke, aged 10 and 12, were able to free themselves and swim to safety.


The boys attended their mother’s funeral and brought offertory gifts to represent her. Mourners at St Patrick’s Church in Millstreet were told she had dedicated her life to her sons.

In his eulogy, her brother Jason said she brought joy to everyone she met.

He read out a tribute on behalf of Gillian’s husband, John O’Connell, whom she married in the same church 13 years ago.

Army officer to face trial with court martial for sexually assaulting female soldiers

An army officer accused of sexually assaulting two female soldiers following a social event at a military barracks in Dublin two years ago will go on trial before a general court martial in September.


As the Irish Examiner reports, a sitting at the Military Justice Centre in McKee Barracks in Dublin on Tuesday heard the trial could potentially last up to two weeks.

The accused — a commissioned officer in the Defence Forces who cannot be identified as a result of reporting restrictions imposed by military judge Colonel Michael Campion — is facing a total of 18 charges in relation to events which allegedly occurred at McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue on June 25th, 2020.

Watchdog urges clarity on cross-border healthcare since Brexit

A major new report by a human rights watchdog in Northern Ireland has revealed the complex nature of cross-border healthcare in the wake of Brexit.

The 44-page study, by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, points to the need for greater clarity over the provision of healthcare on the island of Ireland and the rights of cross-border workers to access treatment.


The post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland, designed to avoid a hard border on the island, remain controversial with the UK Government planning to introduce legislation to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Counsellor urges students to eat, sleep and plan sensibly ahead of Leaving Cert

A career guidance counsellor has urged students to take a sensible approach to eating, sleeping and planning issues such as transport well ahead of their Leaving Certificate examinations.
One of Ireland's most prominent counsellors, Brian Mooney, has told the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk that it is vital that students keep on top of the timetable for each of their exams and to plan accordingly.
Mr Mooney says having the timetable printed out can be very helpful because as the exam weeks go on a student may inadvertently think it's an afternoon or a morning exam.

Public urged to contact GPs prior to CUH Emergency Department

Cork University Hospital has requested the public to contact their GP or South Doc prior to attending the Emergency Department due to long delays.

The hospital said the increase in attendance is due to the large number of very ill medical patients requiring admission.

A spokesperson for CUH said: "The Emergency Department at Cork University Hospital (CUH) is exceptionally busy today and over the last number of days.  Due to this increased level of activity and subsequent admissions, it is regrettable that some patients may experience a delay in the ED.


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