Video: Troy admits 'very serious mistake', Limerick community mourns assault victim

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Troy apology

Minister of State Robert Troy has said he is embarrassed to have inaccurately filed his Oireachtas register of members’ interests documents.

The Junior Minister is coming under increasing pressure to provide further details around the value of rental contracts he has with Westmeath County Council.


Mr Troy subsequently defended his decision to use Dáil speaking time to call for more funding for a State-backed scheme from which he benefits.

The Fianna Fáil TD said he earns €780 per month under the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) for a two-bedroom townhouse he rents out in Mullingar.

Monasterevin 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.

Housing development 'priority' waiting list

An auctioneer firm in Co Wexford has apologised following considerable backlash caused by a plan to ask house-hunters to pay €2,000 to be placed on a "priority waiting list" for a new housing development.

Bridge Auctioneers emailed those who had expressed interest in Gorey development, asking them to pay the fee in order to be put on the priority list "and therefore secure first preference on a property type in the next phase", despite there being no information on property prices or a site plan.

The auctioneers have since apologised for the decision, adding it went ahead "without a full thought process".

Ryan Giggs trial

The jury in the trial of ex-Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has gone out to start its deliberations.

Giggs (48) is accused of controlling or coercive behaviour against his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville (38) during their relationship.

He is also said to have deliberately headbutted Ms Greville, injuring her lip, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, and elbowing her sister, Emma (26) in the jaw.

Giggs denies the allegations.

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