Video: Life sentence for Nadine Lott murderer and an 'unprecedented' development plan

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Life sentence for Nadine Lott murderer

The family of murdered beauty therapist Nadine Lott have said that nothing can ever "truly provide justice" for the loss of their daughter and sister in such a "brutal and needless fashion".

Daniel Murtagh of Melrose Grove, Bawnogue, Clondalkin has been handed a life sentence for the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend Ms Lott.


Her mother has described the scene at her daughter's apartment, where she was beaten by her former partner to the point where she was “completely unrecognisable”, as one of “total horror”.

Claire Lott told the Central Criminal Court that her family are “haunted” by thoughts of her daughter's “terror, fear, panic and cries” during the “prolonged, evil attack” carried out by Murtagh, a man she described as a “monster”.

'Unprecedented' development plan

The Taoiseach has described Ireland’s new national development plan as “unprecedented in scale” and one that will shape Ireland’s response to the housing crisis and the challenge of climate change.

The new plan, described by ministers on Monday as “gigantic”, promises €165 billion in funding for a range of projects over a 10-year-period.


Mr Martin promised that the national development plan would “drive the next stage of our post-pandemic recovery”.

He said that Ireland’s revised development plan was the “largest and most environmentally conscious development plan in the history of the state”.

Retired garda in court

A retired Garda Superintendent has been charged over a cannabis seizure in Dublin last week.

Officers attached to the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) carried out search operations on September 29th.


John Murphy is charged with possessing cannabis worth more than €13,000 at his home in a north Dublin suburb on September 29th.

GNBCI Detective Sergeant Brian Hanley told the court that Mr Murphy "made no reply after caution" and he was handed a copy of the charge sheet.

A-listers on Achill island

Hollywood has arrived en masse on Co Mayo's Achill island as two international films are currently being shot there.

Ireland’s renowned A-list actors Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are on the island filming the Oscar-winning writer and director Martin McDonagh’s latest film, named The Banshees of Inisherin.

Other well-known names involved in the film include Dunkirk star Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon who starred in the 2019 film Dreamland.

A joint Irish and Finnish film production, My Sailor, My Love is also being shot at locations around the island which is directed by Finnish director Klaus Haro and starring Scottish actor James Cosmo.

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