Video: Man charged over Tallaght deaths, house prices hit Celtic Tiger highs

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Tallaght violent incident

A 24-year-old man appeared in court on Monday night charged with the murder of his two sisters and brother in Tallaght over the weekend.

Lisa Cash (18) and her eight-year-old twin brother and sister, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, died after they were attacked and stabbed at their family home in Rossfield Avenue, in the Brookfield area, in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Andy Cash, also from Rossfield Avenue, was detained at Tallaght Garda station after he was arrested following a stand-off, and on Monday evening, he was charged with the three murders and brought to appear before Judge Patricia McNamara at Dublin District Court.

The accused was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Cloverhill District Court via videolink on Friday.

House price peak

The residential property price index is now level with the peak recorded during the Celtic Tiger.

The latest Housing Market Monitor from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows average prices are likely to continue to increase in the coming months.


The monitor shows the real driver behind house price inflation in Ireland is the lack of supply.

Winter energy plan

Thermostats in public buildings could be set to a maximum of 19 degrees this winter as the Government examines measures to tackle the energy crisis.

Turning down the heat in the likes of civil service offices is one of the measures being considered, with the three coalition party leaders due to meet on Tuesday to sign off on plans to help alleviate possible energy shortages over the coming months.

It is thought they will follow the likes of France and Germany where heating is to be restricted only to offices or floors of buildings in which staff are actually working, and will be turned off in corridors and foyers. Turning off public lighting of State buildings, similar to what Germany has already done, is another option being considered.


Truss to Downing Street

The Conservative Party's new leader Liz Truss is to become the UK's new prime minister on Tuesday.

Outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson gave his last speech outside Downing Street on Tuesday morning, pledging his "fervent support" to Ms Truss.

At home, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said it is important for Northern Ireland that Ms Truss turns out to be a good prime minister.

He said the cost-of-living crisis and the war in Ukraine will likely pull her attention away from the Northern Ireland Protocol, making her choice of Northern Ireland secretary "absolutely crucial", Mr Ahern said.

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