Video: Man drowns in Carlow river; Met Éireann heat warning extended nationwide

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Man drowns in River Barrow

A man drowned on Wednesday night when he got into difficulty in the River Barrow in Carlow town.

The incident occurred at around 9.20pm on Wednesday close to the town park area in Graiguecullen.

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s and from the area, got into difficulty shortly after entering the river.

Teaching union to ballot on strike action

The President of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has defended plans to ballot members on industrial action.

Miriam Duggan said the ASTI was concerned about how their members were going to heat their homes. “I hope we don’t need it, but winter is coming.”

She said a strike would be necessary in the event the Government does not come up with an “acceptable” offer in public sector pay talks.

High temperature warning

Parts of the country could see temperatures of 31 degrees today, as Ireland experiences what is likely to be the final heatwave of the summer.

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A nationwide status yellow high temperature warning will be in effect from tomorrow.

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Wednesday saw the highest temperature for August in almost 20 years recorded.

Sean McCarthy murder

A man has been remanded in custody charged with murder after the body of Ballymun man Sean McCarthy was found in an apartment in Drumcondra, Dublin at the weekend.

Dean Caffrey (36), of Beau Court, Achill Road, Dublin 9, appeared before Judge Conal Gibbons at Dublin District Court on Thursday morning.

He is charged with murdering Sean McCarthy on August 2nd at Mr Caffrey’s home.

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