Video: Man admits facilitating Mulready-Woods murder; further interest rate hikes expected

Video: Man Admits Facilitating Mulready-Woods Murder; Further Interest Rate Hikes Expected Video: Man Admits Facilitating Mulready-Woods Murder; Further Interest Rate Hikes Expected
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Healthy Ireland Survey

A new survey has found that 67 per cent of people know someone who has died by suicide, according to the Healthy Ireland Survey.

The research also found 14 per cent of people know someone close to them who has died by suicide.

The annual survey is conducted with a representative sample of the population aged 15 and older living in Ireland and found those aged between 45 and 64 are most likely to know someone who has died by suicide, compared to 58 per cent of those under 25 and 61 per cent of those aged 25-34.

Keane Mulready-Woods murder

Drogheda criminal Paul Crosby, who was accused of murdering teenager Keane Mulready-Woods, has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court on Monday morning to the lesser charge of facilitating the 17-year-old's murder.

Crosby (27) of Rathmullan Park, Drogheda, Co Louth, had been given a date early next year for his murder trial at the three-judge court but was instead arraigned on the new charge on Monday.


Mr Mulready-Woods was last seen alive in Drogheda on January 12th, 2020. The following day, some of the teenager's body parts were found in a sports bag in the Moatview area of Coolock, Dublin.

Two days later, remains were found in a burning car in a laneway in the Drumcondra area. Mr Mulready-Woods' torso was discovered on March 11th, 2020, hidden in an overgrown ravine during a search of waste-ground at Rathmullan Park.

Interest rates

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to raise interest rates by 50 basis points (bps) next week on the way to potentially moving beyond a deposit rate of 3 per cent amid ongoing inflationary concerns, Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf has said.

The ECB has raised its rate on bank deposits from minus 0.5 per cent to 1.5 per cent in a span of three months, but a slowdown in euro zone inflation has bolstered the case for those advocating a 50bps hike on December 15th after back-to-back increases of 75bps.

Mr Makhlouf, who is Ireland's governing council representative at the ECB, said he was not sure the larger-than-expected fall in euro zone inflation in November meant it had peaked yet and that 50bps "should be the floor" at next week's discussion.

Twitter order

The High Court has ordered Twitter to provide two journalists with details about certain accounts that published allegedly malicious and defamatory posts about them.

Arising out of the tweets, which were posted on various dates between 2020 and 2021, reporters Aoife Moore and Allison Morris have brought High Court actions, including defamation proceedings against Twitter International Company and the former Sunday Independent columnist, Eoghan Harris.

Mr Harris denies the claims, while Twitter says it does not want to be involved in the dispute between the two reporters and Mr Harris.

In a judgement in a pretrial issue on Monday, Mr Justice Mark Sanfey ruled that Ms Morris of the Belfast Telegraph and Ms Moore of the Sunday Times Newspaper were entitled to disclosure orders in respect of a Twitter account with the Barbara J Pym handle.

Ms Morris was also entitled to a disclosure order in respect of another account, 'Northern Whig' she claims posted defamatory comments about her.

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