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In brief: Man, 32, charged with the murder of 25-year-old after stabbing incident

Published 12/01/2014 | 02:30

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11/01/2014. Tadhg Butler (used to be known as Thomas O'Grady) at Waterford District Court charged in relation of death of Michael Dwyer at Tramore, Co. Waterford. Picture: Patrick Browne
Tadhg Butler at Waterford District Court charged in relation of death of Michael Dwyer at Tramore, Co. Waterford. Picture: Patrick Browne

A 32-year-old Kilkenny man has been charged with the murder of another man in Tramore last Thursday.

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Tadhg Butler, with an address at Seafield, Tramore, is alleged to have killed 25-year-old Michael O'Dwyer.

Mr Butler, who is originally from Kilkenny city, was brought before a special sitting of Waterford District Court yesterday afternoon. He has been remanded in custody to appear again in court in Waterford on Tuesday.

Mr O'Dwyer, who was also from Kilkenny, died at Waterford Regional hospital from his injuries after a stabbing incident.

GARDAI APPEAL OVER MISSING TEENAGER

GARDAI are appealing to a missing 16-year-old girl to contact her family at home in Waterford. Margueritta "Maggie" Goulden has been missing from her home in Tramore, Co Waterford, since last Wednesday evening.

She is described as 5ft 8in and of thin build. When last seen, she was wearing dark or black clothing.

Gardai believe she may be in Dublin city centre.

COOLMORE RAISES CONCERNS OVER PYLONS

COOLMORE, the world's biggest horse breeding operation, owned by tycoon John Magnier, is understood to have raised concerns about the €500m pylon project in a submission to EirGrid.

The state agency has received 35,000 submissions from the public last week.

SINN FEIN ENDORSES HAASS PROPOSALS

SINN Fein's national executive has endorsed the Haass proposals on outstanding issues in Northern Ireland. The former US diplomat led talks on parades, flags and the past which ended on New Year's Day without agreement.

But Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said yesterday that the party had had little confidence that a proposed Commission on Identity, Culture and Tradition would resolve the flags issues, while it was "disappointed" that the development of Long Kesh was not advanced.

TRAINER LOSES THREE HORSES IN STORM

CHAMPION trainer Willie Mullins lost three young horses who were spooked by a thunderstorm at his Carlow yard.

A lightning storm broke out directly over a field at Mr Mullins's yard in Closutton, Bagenalstown, causing the animals to flee in panic. One of the horses bolted into a tree and died instantly, while two more had to be put down after sustaining injuries.

"It was one of those things. The animals were frightened by the lightning and the wind and by the huge rain and thunder that night," Mr Mullins said.

MATHS PRODIGY IS BT YOUNG SCIENTIST

A self-taught maths prodigy has won the prestigious BT Young Scientist of the Year award.

Paul Clarke, 17, from St Paul's College in Raheny, Dublin, won the hotly contested competition for his project on cyclical graph theory.

Professor Tom Laffey, judge in the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences category, said Paul had made a "profound contribution" to the study of graphs.

"He identifies key concepts and provides the methodology to apply them to some long-standing major problems in the subject with great success."

MENUS TO SHOW FOOD CARBON FOOTPRINT

CONSUMERS will soon be able to read the carbon footprint of their food next to the calorie content on restaurant menus. The emissions and environmental impact of the farm, herd and cow that produced the meat on your plate will be made available to the consumer.

New systems mean 50,000 farms, including 36,000 beef farms, have had their carbon footprint calculated.

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said: "When we sell a steak, for example, not only will we able to tell you where it's come from, in terms of all of the traceability requirements, we'll also be able to tell you the carbon footprint of the animal that produced it and the carbon footprint of the herd that the animal came from," he said.

"That might sound a bit fanciful, but actually that is what a lot of our buyers are looking for now."

WINNING NUMBERS OF €2.5M LOTTO

THE winning numbers in last night's €2,563,380 Lotto draw were 2, 3, 10, 14, 24, 41 (bonus 1). The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 3, 17, 18, 27, 39, 44 (bonus 22) and the Lotto Plus 2 numbers were 5, 14, 15, 26, 39, 40 (bonus 10).

600 SUICIDAL IRISH RING HELPLINE IN UK

THE helpline of an Irish suicide charity set up in Britain last month received 600 calls from Irish immigrants in "immediate risk" of taking their own lives.

Out of another 1,600 calls to Console's new London centre, 1,100 were from people deemed to be at "low or moderate risk" of suicide and 500 from family members still in Ireland who were concerned about the welfare of their loved one living in Britain.

WORLD WAR ONE RECORDS NOW ONLINE

RELATIVES of Irish soldiers killed during World War One have described the move to place their records online "as a major step forward". Political leaders north and south officially launched a digital archive containing the details of 49,000 soldiers from Ireland who died as a result of injuries sustained during battle.

For the first time, the public will be given access to an online database of all Irish World War One casualties.

The archive was developed as part of collaboration between Google, the In Flanders Fields Museum in Belgium and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Ireland's memorial records can be found online at imr.inflandersfields.be/search.html

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"A very grey and dull-looking place," was the tart summary of North Korea by broadcaster Matt Cooper.

Cooper spent four days in North Korea with a view to making a documentary and writing a book about former NBA star Dennis Rodman's trip to Pyongyang to play a basketball match.

Cooper said the game, held in honour of dictator Kim Jong Un's birthday, was "cringe-inducing to watch".

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