Saturday 18 November 2017

Kilraine burglary

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a 38-year-old man charged with taking part in a burglary at the home of an RTé journalist in Dublin.

The incident is alleged to have happened at the home of John Kilraine in the early hours of December 2.

Michael Royal with an address at Benmadigan Road, Drimnagh, was later arrested.

Mr Royal faces charges of aggravated burglary at John Dillon Street while in possession of a knife, theft of Mr Kilraine's car, and two counts of dangerous driving.

He was due to appear at Dublin District Court yesterday but did not show up for the hearing. Judge Dunne issued a bench warrant.

Sutherland's new role

Former attorney general Peter Sutherland has been elected president of the International Catholic Migration Commission.

Speaking to ICMC staff following his appointment, Sutherland emphasised his rejection to the concept of nationalism and his commitment to EU integration.

He also noted that ICMC has a role to play in engaging the Catholic Church in migration issues.

Luas collision

A MAN was hospitalised after a car collided with the Luas on the Red Line at around 6pm yesterday evening.

It is understood he sustained minor injuries and was taken to Tallaght Hospital. The Red Line was disrupted for a short time.

Romance is read

Two Irish authors - one from Galway and one from Dublin - have been shortlisted in the 2015 Romantic Novelists' Association Awards in Britain.

Susan Lanigan is on the shortlist in the Historical Romantic Novel category for debut novel 'White Feathers'.

Ciara Geraghty is listed in the Contemporary Romantic Novel category for 'Now That I've Found You'.

The category winners and the overall winner will be announced by Barbara Taylor Bradford at a gala event in London on March 16.

Kim to attend festival

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall is to attend the 2015 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Cattrall will attend an exclusive screening of her upcoming Sky Arts TV series 'Sensitive Skin'.

The Emmy award winning actress, who played the part of man eating PR Executive Samantha Jones in HBO's hit series, will also participate in an 'Inside the Actors Studio' style master class at The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art.

Irish Independent

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