December 15: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.
A member of the Irish Defence Forces serving as part of a UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon has died
Last night, a member of the Irish Defence Forces serving as part of a UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon has died after his convoy came under fire as members of 121st Infantry Battalion were travelling to Beirut. Three other Irish soldiers were injured in the incident and taken to Raee Hospital, near the city of Sidon as a result of the incident.
Mans body found in Kildare
Gardaí have discovered a man’s body while investigating an alleged assault in Co Kildare when a woman in her 30s presented herself at Newbridge Garda Station, and was later taken to Naas General hospital to receive treatment for her injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening. Subsequently attending a residence in the Newbridge area — the same location of the alleged assault — Gardaí discovered the body of a man, aged in his 40s. A postmortem has been scheduled for this morning.
Elon Musk no longer richest person in the world
Elon Musk has lost the title of world’s richest person as the value of shares in his electric car company Tesla. Forbes and Bloomberg reported that the top spot is now held by France’s Bernard Arnault, the chief executive of the luxury group LVMH. It calculates that Elon Musk is now worth about $177bn, compared with Arnault’s net worth of $188bn.
Man arrested after suspected fatal assault in Laois
A man has been arrested after the suspected fatal assault of a woman in her 30s, who was discovered with serious injuries at a home in Mountmellick, Co Laois and later pronounced dead. A man in his 30s has been arrested as part of the investigation, and Gardaí are appealing to anyone with any information to contact Portlaoise Garda Station.
Status Orange weather warning
A Status Orange Low Temperature/Ice warning for 19 counties is in place until midday, with highest temperatures expected to range from 0-3C. The warning is in effect for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon. Met Éireann has also issued another Status Orange alert from 6pm this evening until 12pm tomorrow for Leinster, Connacht, Munster and Cavan and Monaghan, with lows of -5C forecast, leading to severe frost and ice.