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Kildare fatal assault

The family and friends of a young man who died following an attack in Monasterevin, Co Kildare are overcome with “sadness, disbelief and anger”, a local priest has said.

The deceased man has been named as Dylan McCarthy, from Kilmallock, Co Limerick, who died on Monday after he was assaulted in the early hours of Sunday.

It is understood the 29-year-old had been attending a family event in the town, with his father also sustaining serious injuries during the incident.

Roscommon aggravated burglary

An elderly woman and her two sons were held hostage during an aggravated burglary in Co Roscommon in the early hours of Monday morning.

Gardaí are now appealing for information following the incident in Ballintubber at around 1am when a gang of up to six masked men broke into a business premises, which is understood to be attached to a family home.

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The men were reportedly armed with screwdrivers and other objects.

The group of men fled the scene with a sum of cash, the value of which has not been disclosed.

Teacher recruitment

The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that the cost-of-living crisis is making it harder for schools to recruit and retain teachers.

In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, the union said failure to resolve pay discrimination has made the teaching profession much less attractive.

Due to cost-cutting during the financial crisis 10 years ago, teachers hired after 2012 still earn less than their counterparts hired before that year.

Carlow jobs

MSD Ireland has announced the creation of over 100 new jobs in Carlow as part of the company’s push to increase global manufacturing capabilities of its medicines and vaccines, with the facility focusing on the production of "next generation oncology biologics".

The American company will also begin construction of a new facility at its existing site following a successful planning application process with Carlow County Council.

Construction on the site and hiring for open positions will commence immediately, with the intention of starting the new manufacturing operations in 2025.

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