Video: Man fatally stabbed at Co Kerry funeral; Boy B withdraws appeal

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Man fatally stabbed at funeral

A man has died after being stabbed at a Co Kerry funeral on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at around 11.45am in Rathass Cemetery, one of the main graveyards in the town.

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to University Hospital Kerry.

The Irish Times is reporting that the man's wife was also seriously injured in the incident in Tralee.

Gardaí attended the cemetery and have preserved the scene for a full technical examination.

Boy B withdraws appeal

Boy B, one of two teenagers convicted of murdering 14-year-old Ana Kriegel, has withdrawn an appeal against his conviction.

The appeal was scheduled to start on Wednesday morning, but at a brief hearing the boy's lawyers told the three-judge Court of Appeal that their client no longer wishes to go ahead with the hearing.

Clare murder trial opens

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A 35-year-old man carried out "a violent attack" on his partner, mother-of-two Sharon Bennett, by "repeatedly" kicking and stamping on her head in a public toilet in Ennis last year, a prosecution barrister has told a murder trial.

Defence counsel Mark Nicholas SC, for Patrick Ballard, told the 12 jurors that his client admitted that his actions caused the death of his partner Ms Bennett and accepted that her killing was unlawful.

However, Mr Ballard (35), formerly of Ashford Court Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms Bennett (29) in the Market area of Ennis on February 10th, 2021.

Ryanair objects to new runway

Ryanair has lodged an objection to plans by Dublin airport operator, DAA to construct a €200 million tunnel under the runway at the airport.

The airport operator lodged the plans last month with a DAA planning report stating that the underpass "will provide a short, quick and safe access" from the Eastern Campus to the Western Campus of the airport "that will avoid interfaces with operating runways and taxiways".

The 700-metre-long tunnel will involve two lanes and extend to 1.1km in length from "top of ramp to top of ramp".

The tunnel project - if granted planning permission - will take three years to construct.

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