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Tallaght shooting

A man in his 50s is still being detained after a shooting on farmland in Co Dublin on Tuesday.

It is understood that Gardaí are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting, which has left a man in his 30s in a critical condition.

A legally held firearm was recovered after the shooting and a dog was also understood to have been shot during the incident.

Russian sanctions

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he expects Ireland to confirm sanctions against Russia later today over the crisis in Ukraine.

The move would come after the EU agreed measures on Tuesday, blacklisting more Russian politicians, lawmakers and officials, banning EU investors from trading in Russian state bonds, and targeting imports and exports with separatist entities.

Mr Donohoe said he was “gravely concerned” at the prospect of war taking place in Europe, coming after Ukraine imposed a state of emergency.

Cork inquest

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The mother of a 22-year-old student who fell 60 feet to his death down a blowhole while camping in Garretstown, Co Cork, has paid an emotional tribute to his friends who made heroic efforts to save him.

The inquest into the death of Conor King, from Douglas, heard his friend Gary Barrett, who was a trained lifeguard, immediately went into the blowhole in the aftermath of the incident which occurred at around 11.30pm on April 24th, 2021.

The inquest heard from Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster, who said death would have been immediate and that Conor would not have suffered.

Conor's mother, Maura King, said she was in the debt of her son’s wonderful group of friends, asking them to remember the “beautiful days” they had with Conor before his life was ended so prematurely.

Dublin road death

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to a fatal road traffic collision involving a van and a pedestrian which occurred at approximately 6.50am on Wednesday, January 19th.

The collision took place on the North Circular Road between Phibsborough Road and Berkeley Road in Dublin 7.

The pedestrian, a man in his 80s, was taken to the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital where he later died on Friday, February 11th. The driver of the van was uninjured.

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