UK murder charges
A man and his girlfriend have appeared in court accused of the murder of an Irishman in south London.
Michael Hunt (37), from Co Waterford, was found with serious injuries to his head and body in a skip in the Norwood area. Arry James Green (21), of Dinsdale Gardens, Norwood, and his 24-year-old girlfriend are accused of killing Mr Hunt before disposing of his body in an alleyway on March 15. The girlfriend is due to appear at an Old Bailey bail hearing today. Mr Green was remanded in custody until a hearing on April 4.
CUSTOMS officers found more than 23,000 illegally imported cigarettes when they checked two large courier packages.
The packages arrived here from Poland and the cigarettes were discovered when officers searched a house in Roscommon town. A Polish man in his 30s was questioned about the find.
JAB DECISION DELAYED
AN expert group has postponed making a decision on whether to recommend that the new meningitis B jab be given free to babies.
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee met yesterday to discuss the possible introduction of the vaccine. It expects to be able to send recommendations to the Department of Health before its next meeting in May. Irish meningitis support groups have called for an urgent decision.