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Woman arrested after man dies in Dublin stabbing incident

A woman has been arrested after a man died following a stabbing incident in Dublin.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to a flat in Claddagh Court, Ballyfermot, shortly after 2.30am on Tuesday morning, where a man aged in his late 30s was found with an apparent stab wound.


The injured man was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A woman aged in her late 40s was arrested and is currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.

The man's body remains at the scene, which is preserved for forensic and technical examination. The coroner and State Pathologist have been notified.

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.


State selling €396m worth of AIB shares

The State is set to sell €396 million worth of AIB shares, which will reduce the national stake in the bank to 57 per cent down from 71 per cent.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced the "accelerated bookbuild (ABB) transaction", which will see the 134 million shares sold for €2.96 each.

Mr Donohoe said: "As I have previously stated, this Government believes that banking is an activity that should in the main be provided by the private sector and that taxpayer funds which were used to rescue the banks should be recovered and used for more productive purposes. As today’s news shows, we continue to make progress in achieving this goal."

Americans voting in US midterm elections

Americans have begun casting ballots in the midterm elections after a campaign that exposed the country’s political divides and raised questions about its commitment to a democratic future.


Democrats were braced for disappointing results, anxious that their grip on the US House may be slipping and their hold on the US Senate has loosened.

The party’s incumbent governors in places like Wisconsin, Michigan and Nevada are also staring down serious Republican challengers.

Donald Trump hints at 2024 presidential bid

Former US president Donald Trump suggested on Monday he would mount a 2024 presidential run as soon as next week, saying at a political rally in Ohio on Monday he would make a "big announcement" on November 15th.

"I'm going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, November 15th at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida," Mr Trump told supporters at a rally for Republican US Senate candidate J.D. Vance ahead of the midterm elections.


The former president declined to elaborate, saying he did not want to "detract from tomorrow's very important, even critical election".

On Tuesday, Americans will cast their vote in elections that could result in Republicans winning control of one or both chambers of Congress.

Non-partisan election forecasters predict Republicans are likely to pick up roughly 25 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives, more than enough to win a majority. Analysts said Republicans could also pick up the one seat they need to win control of the Senate.

Professor Philip Nolan defends Nphet's response to Covid-19 pandemic

Professor Philip Nolan, the former chair of Nphet, has defended its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the speed with which it recommended the wearing of masks and antigen testing.

Prof Nolan, who is now the director-general of Science Foundation Ireland, told Newstalk’s Pat Kenny show that it was easy to look back with hindsight and say that things should have been done differently, but at the time they were operating in real time and reacting as information came to light.

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