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Second man arrested after Co Kerry stabbing

A second man has been arrested in connection to a deadly stabbing at a funeral in Tralee, Co Kerry.

The man, aged in his early 40s, was arrested in Cork city on Thursday afternoon.

He is currently being questioned at Tralee Garda Station.

A man in his 30s who was arrested in the the early hours of Thursday remains in garda custody.

Co Clare man pleads guilty to murder

A man has pleaded guilty two days into his trial at the Central Criminal Court for the murder of his former partner, who he kicked and stamped to death in a public toilet in Co Clare last year.

Defence counsel Mark Nicholas SC, for Patrick Ballard, previously told a jury of seven men and five women that his client admitted his actions caused the death of his partner and accepted that her killing was unlawful.

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However, Ballard (35), formerly of Ashford Court Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare, had initially pleaded not guilty to murdering Sharon Bennett (29) in the Market area of Ennis on January 28th, 2021. Ms Bennett died in hospital in Limerick two weeks later on February 10, 2021, due to her injuries.

22 dead after two boats sink in Greek waters

Bodies floated amid splintered wreckage in the water off a Greek island on Thursday as the death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats rose to 22, with many still missing.

The boats went down hundreds of miles apart, in one case prompting a dramatic overnight rescue effort, as residents and firefighters pulled shipwrecked migrants to safety up steep cliffs.

The deadly incidents stoked tension between neighbours Greece and Turkey, which are locked in a heated dispute over migration and maritime boundaries.

Irish dancing world rocked over cheating allegations

Minister for the Arts Catherine Martin has said that she will write to An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) to "seek assurances" after allegations of competition-fixing within the organisation emerged this week.

The CLRG, the largest Irish dancing body in the world, has appointed a retired judge to investigate reports of cheating in its competitions, or feiseanna.

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