In brief: Man dies in north Dublin house fire
A MAN died in a house fire shortly before midnight last night. Dublin Fire Brigade received an emergency call at 9.40pm with a report of a fire on Hunters Run Way, Huntstown, north Dublin.
The man was rushed to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown. Medical staff attempted to resuscitate him but he passed away shortly after arrival. Gardai carried out a preliminary investigation at the scene last night.
Shooting victim in critical condition
A MAN remained in a critical condition in hospital last night after he was shot outside a pub.
The 40-year-old, named locally as Glen McGrath, was outside The Cappagh House pub in Finglas, north Dublin, at around 8.30pm on Thursday when the incident occurred. Anyone with information can contact the incident room at Finglas on 01-6667500.
Woman in custody on murder charge
A WOMAN charged with killing her mother on Christmas Day was yesterday remanded in custody for a further two weeks.
Greta Dudko (32) did not speak during a brief hearing at Dublin District Court yesterday morning. She is charged with the murder of her mother, Anna Butautiene (52), originally from Lithuania. Ms Dudko, with an address at Station Court Hall, Clonsilla, was arrested on St Stephen's Day. Judge Denis McLoughlin remanded her in custody to January 14.
Civil partnership law begins today
GAY and lesbian couples will be able to register their civil partnership as a new law comes into play today.
From today, gay or lesbian couples who register their civil partnership will face many of the same legally enforceable duties and obligations as parties engaging in marriage.
Hunt for groups after traffic brawl
GARDAI were last night hunting for two groups of Travellers who became involved in a violent altercation in a town centre in broad daylight.
A car rammed a 4x4 in the centre of Arklow town in Co Wicklow yesterday afternoon.
BOOTS Ireland last night said flu vaccinations it is offering as an alternative to attending a doctor or HSE clinic would cost customers €30.
It follow's reports in yesterday's Irish Independent that the pharmacy chain would provide the service for free.