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Arrest after fatal assault at funeral

A man in his 30s has been arrested in relation to a fatal assault on a man who was attending a funeral in Co Kerry on Wednesday.

Gardaí said the man was arrested early on Thursday morning in Cork and is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Tralee Garda station.

Thomas Dooley was fatally attacked at the New Rath Cemetery in Rathass in Tralee at about 11.45am. His wife, Siobhan, was also injured in the attack.

Thailand mass shooting leaves 30 dead

More than 30 people, mostly children, were killed when a gunman opened fire in a childcare centre in north-eastern Thailand on Thursday, authorities said.

Police Major General Achayon Kraithong said the shooting happened in the town of Nongbua Lamphu early in the afternoon.

He said the attacker killed 30 people before taking his own life. He had no more details.

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A spokesman for a regional public affairs office said 26 deaths have been confirmed so far – 23 children, two teachers and one police officer.

Irish property market to slow in coming months

Irish house prices are overvalued by at least 7 per cent and the property market is likely to experience a sharp slowdown in the coming months, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has said.

In its latest quarterly bulletin, the think tank said that wider inflationary pressures and higher interest rates would weigh on demand.

However, it stopped short of saying whether this would result in a house price correction or a period of falling prices, suggesting it was too early to tell.

Human rights commission joins Patrick Quirke appeal

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has joined as a participant in the Supreme Court appeal of Tipperary farmer Patrick Quirke against his conviction for the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Quirke’s appeal, considering two grounds of challenge, over the murder of Mr Ryan, a part-time DJ known as Mr Moonlight, has been fixed for a one-day hearing on October 25th.

When the case came before the court for case management on Thursday, Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, sitting with Ms Justice Iseult O'Malley and Ms Justice Marie Baker agreed that the IHREC could be joined as an "amicus curiae" or friend of the court.

The Commission will now make legal submissions on one of the two issues the court has agreed to consider as part of Quirke's appeal.

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