Man on murder charge
A MAN will appear in court today charged in connection with the murder of Christy Daly, who was shot dead last month.
The 23-year-old man will be brought before Portlaoise District Court at 10.30am. He was charged last night by gardai in Tullamore who were investigating the killing. The 47-year-old's body was discovered in a drain at Bog Road, Kilbride, Clara, Co Offaly, on January 7. He had been shot a number of times. The 23-year-old man was arrested last Friday by gardai who carried out searches on a number of houses in the Clara and Tullamore areas.
THE Mayor of Waterford has secured an injunction directing Twitter to take down tweets which he says are false and grossly defamatory.
Last Saturday, FG councillor John Cummins secured temporary High Court injunctions against Twitter International arising out of what he says are utterly baseless allegations posted about him. The interim injunctions directed Twitter to remove tweets concerning Cllr Cummins and the matter was back before the court yesterday. The matter was adjourned to next week.
CALL TO FREE HALAWA
THE family and friends of Ibrahim Halawa will protest at the offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs today, to call for more help in securing his release from an Egyptian prison.
The 17-year-old son of Ireland's most senior Muslim cleric, Sheikh Hussein Halawa, was arrested in Cairo last August, alongside his sisters Somaia (28), Omaima (21) and Fatima (23). They were freed last November 15.
MACNEILL'S CUP BID
FORMER Ireland international Hugo MacNeill will help drive forward the country's bid for the Rugby World Cup in 2023.
MacNeill will chair the working group assisting the governments on both sides of the Border in their decision on whether to bid for the event. It will take place in England in 2015 and Japan in 2019, but Ireland hopes that it can capture the competition four years later.
GOING FOR GOLD
OWNERS of gold and silver can now buy and store them in a state-of-the-art safety deposit vault beneath the streets of Dublin.
Merrion Vault bosses invested millions in the high-security facility before it opened last year – and now they've launched their own gold and silver sales and storage service, which is set to create up to 10 jobs at their premises on South Cumberland Street.