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Comedian and radio presenter PJ Gallagher celebrates today on Hill 16 in Croke Park after embarking on an epic 17 mile hill-to-hill challenge to kick off the # UpTheHill2021 campaign for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation
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- Gardaí tasked with investigating allegations that force members aided a Dublin drug gang are now scouring a significant amount of digital data as a result of their operation this week.
- A government report on homes affected by defects mica Blocks found that a remediation program for affected homeowners could cost up to 3.2 billion euros.
- A man accused of murder Mary O’Keeffe, 72, whose body was found in a burning car in Doneraile, County Cork, has been referred to the central criminal court.
- Electric Ireland increases the price of residential electricity and gas for the second time in four months.
- Health officials have confirmed 1,059 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
- 70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to intensive care units since April had not received vaccine against the virus.
- Ireland will not experience the same problems of shortage of Truck drivers seen in the UK, said the Taoiseach.
- Police in Northern Ireland investigate murder of journalist Lyra mckee in Derry arrested two men.
- Retail and supermarket staff have been hit hardest by Covid-19 during the last two waves of the pandemic in Ireland, new figures show.
Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachis, third from left and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, fourth from left, visit the new guarded closed center for migrants and refugees in the village of Zervou, on the eastern Aegean island of Samos, Greece
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#MEET: Police officers have reportedly shared offensive messages with Wayne Couzens in the months leading up to the murder of Sarah Everard, according to reports.
#AUSTRALIA: Australia is due to reopen its borders next month, 18 months after citizens were banned from traveling abroad without permission.
#GREECE: The Greek prime minister flew to the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean Sea to see a new camp for asylum seekers which replaced the island’s squalid settlement.
The week saw the conviction of Wayne Couzens in one of the most high-profile and shocking murder cases in recent UK history.
He was jailed for life for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 33-year-old marketing manager Sarah Everard after arresting her on false pretenses as she walked home from home from a friend.
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Elsewhere in the UK, the body of 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa was found the day after her murder on her way to a friend’s house last month.
In this week’s episode of The newspaper On the Explainer podcast, producer Aoife Barry tells us about the discussions and media coverage of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.
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