Man (30s) charged over Kerry cemetery killing
A man will appear in court charged in connection with a fatal stabbing at a graveyard in Co Kerry.
Thomas Dooley (43), from Killarney, was fatally wounded while attending a funeral at Rathass Cemetery in Tralee shortly after 11am on Wednesday morning.
His wife, Siobhán Dooley, was injured during the incident.
On Thursday, gardaí arrested two men in relation to the attack. One man, aged in his 30s, has now been charged.
He will appear before a sitting of Kenmare District Court on Friday morning.
Man and woman charged over death of boy (4) in Limerick
Gardaí have charged a man and a woman over the death of a four-year-old boy in Limerick last year.
The boy died after sustaining serious head injuries at his home in Rathbane on March 13th, 2021.
The man, aged in his 30s, and the woman, in her 20s, were arrested on Thursday and have been charged in relation to the incident, gardaí said.
Both are due to appear before Limerick District Court on Friday at 10.30am.
Gardaí said investigations were ongoing.
Trades unions set to formally endorse new public sector pay deal
Members of the country’s largest public sector trade union, Fórsa, have, like those of Siptu, voted overwhelmingly to accept the terms of the new public sector pay deal.
This makes its adoption at a meeting of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) on Friday all but a formality.
Kevin Callinan, president of Ictu, said that while trade unions will ratify acceptance of the pay deal, they will be closely monitoring the cost of living in the early months of next year.
Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Callinan said trade union members had looked at the pay terms on offer, how they added to the agreement that was already in place and they considered the Government's tax changes in the budget.
"In the round [the members] concluded that it was a fair deal – I think you're seeing in the various returns from affiliated unions very large margins in favour of acceptance and that reflects a combination of things not just the pay terms," he said.
Coveney sees 'flicker of optimism' after Northern Ireland Protocol talks
A genuine effort by the new British government to settle a long running post-Brexit trade row over Northern Ireland has created a "flicker of optimism" as talks resume with the European Union, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said.
"There is certainly a new air of positivity and I think that has created a flicker of optimism in the context of people asking can these issues be resolved," Simon Coveney told RTÉ's Morning Ireland.
"There is a lot of warm language at the moment. I don't think we should get carried away with but I certainly think we should recognise that there is a genuine effort coming from this new team in the British government. Time will tell whether of course the compromises necessary to get a deal are possible."
Doireann Garrihy named as new Dancing with the Stars presenter
RTÉ has confirmed Doireann Garrihy as a new presenter on Dancing with the Stars, where she will join Jennifer Zamparelli.
Garrihy and Zamparelli will team up to host series 6 of the popular entertainment show on RTÉ One when it returns in January.
Garrihy has previously presented Big Night In, The Podge and Rodge Show and Reeling in the Fears. Her comedy show The Doireann Project aired on RTÉ Player and RTÉ2.
She currently presents 2FM Breakfast on weekday mornings, alongside Donncha O’Callaghan and Carl Mullan.