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Two people have died in Ballybunion drowning incident
A man and woman were pronounced dead following a drowning incident in Ballybunion. A teenager raised the alarm, and members of both Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue and Ballybunion Coast Guard attempted to save them, but both man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene.
Irish stalking laws
As part of a major new legislation, victims of stalkers will be able to apply for civil restraining orders against their harassers without a criminal prosecution being taken, making it easier for victims to seek protection at an earlier stage.
Moves towards late-night public transport
Justice Minister Helen McEntee says a taskforce is examining the expansion of late-night public transport for when nightclubs get the green light to stay open later to ensure that “it’s safe that people can get to and from our towns and cities and villages” after a night out.
An Alabama man has been arrested after holding a young girl captive
The 12-year-old girl was held captive for a week in a mobile home with the dismembered remains of her mother and brother. The young girl fled after chewing through the ties that held her down on a bed, authorities said in court documents, and she has since provided key information that led to the man’s arrest.
Kevin Spacey denied appeal to overturn arbitration award
Kevin Spacey has lost his appeal to have a $31 million arbitration award to the producers of House Of Cards overturned. He was ordered to pay the sum following “explosive” allegations of sexual misconduct involving young crew members working on House of Cards.