Video: Miriam Burns murder suspect questioned; HSE defends ambulance waits

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Miriam Burns murder

Gardaí have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of a grandmother in Co Kerry.

The body of the woman, named locally as Miriam Burns (75), was discovered on Monday at 1.15pm on the Ardshanavooly housing estate in Killarney.

The man, aged in his 50s, remains detained for questioning at Killarney Garda Station.

Ambulance staffing

Urgent and emergency services are threatened by a staffing crisis in the ambulance service, according to an unpublished HSE presentation.

The presentation warns recruitment “is being surpassed by demand for the organisation’s services”, which “poses a serious risk to the ability of the [National Ambulance Service] to deliver urgent and emergency care services”.

However, the director of the National Ambulance Service, Robert Morton, insisted that emergency calls are being met in good time and the service remains safe.

New car-free town in Dublin

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The City Edge Project is a joint initiative between DCC and SDC to create a "new liveable, sustainable and climate resilient urban quarter at the western edge of Dublin City".

The project area covers 700 hectares within the Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West areas and has the potential for 40,000 new homes and 75,000 jobs, "that would contribute €13bn GVA a year to the economy".

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