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    Irishwoman on the run for eight years after double murder arrested in South Africa

    An Irish woman who has been on the run for eight years for the double murder of her two best friends has been arrested in South Africa. Ruth Lawrence (42), originally from Clontarf, Dublin, was at the centre of a global manhunt until a dawn police swoop yesterday. The Hawks – an elite South African police unit – said they were acting on an international warrant and that Lawrence will appear in court today.

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    'We're sorry but we've nowhere else to go' – Ukrainians feel public backlash over benefits

    A spokesperson for Ukrainians living in Kerry has said her community is not trying to avail of services ahead of locals and is pleading with the Government to let Ukrainians make a greater contribution to society. Olya Maryntseva is a Community Development Worker with North, East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD). Her role is to support and liaise with Ukrainians sheltering in Kerry regarding the day-to-day issues they encounter.

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    Tradesmen 'forced woman to hand over bank details for scam after demanding extra cash for kitchen paint job'

    A mother of five who was unable to pay for work done on her home was forced to hand over her bank details which were then used in a text message scam, a court has heard. Detective Garda David Jennings told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that tradesmen put Amanda Fitzgerald (39) under duress to hand over her account details and access to her mobile phone. He said they then passed these details to a gang based in west Dublin who specialise in this type of crime.

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    Man dies and his wife is seriously injured following stabbing incident after a funeral in Kerry

    A man has died and a woman suffered serious injuries after a violent incident after a funeral in Kerry. The violent incident, which involved several people, broke out in the vicinity of a funeral at Rath Cemetery area shortly before noon with further disturbances subsequently reported near University Hospital Kerry. A man in his 40s has died and a woman, understood to be his wife, is receiving treatment for serious injuries following the incident.

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    Irishman Rory Mason (23) 'killed in action' in Ukraine

    A 23-year-old Irish man has been killed while fighting in Ukraine, his family has confirmed. Rory Mason was fighting in the International Legion for the Defence of Ukraine as part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Mr Mason’s family confirmed he was “killed in action” on Wednesday, September 28.

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    Man seriously injured following major public order incident in Tralee

    GARDAÍ in Tralee are responding to a significant public order incident in the Rath Cemetery area of Tralee. The incident, involving a number of people, broke out in the Rath Cemetery area at around noon with further disturbances reported in the vicinity of University Hospital Kerry. The Kerryman understands that a male, thought to be aged in his late 20s, has been taken to University Hospital Kerry where he is being treated for serious injuries.

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    Town centre residents object to renewal of Sligo publican's licence

    A district court judge has advised a Sligo publican that he will need to have a “change of attitude” as she adjourned his application for a renewal of his annual licence, that was contested by four objectors, at Sligo District Court. Judge Sandra Murphy said that Peter Kilgallen of Kilgallens public house, The Mall, had every right to earn a livelihood, but there were underlying problems that were “not being taken seriously”.