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Baby boy found dead with his mother in Clonee believed to have died from insulin overdose
A baby found dead alongside his mother at the weekend may have died from an insulin overdose, gardaí believe. The bodies of Vincent Donohoe (11 months) and his mother Kate (44) were discovered together on a bed in an upstairs bedroom of their home on Saturday. Emergency services rushed to the house in Clonee, Co Dublin after being contacted by a neighbour. However, it is believed that the mother and child may have been deceased for up to 48 hours at that stage. It is understood a detailed note was recovered by gardaí. This note has led to the tragedy being classified as a criminal investigation but investigators are not looking for anybody else in connection with the deaths.
‘I hope this inspires a generation of young Irish girls to dream’
Katie McCabe and Louise Quinn, two key pillars of this Irish team, tried to find the words just after the final whistle at Hampden. A flurry of emotions: ecstasy, pride, relief, disbelief. World Cup-bound. History-makers forevermore, having helped the Republic of Ireland women’s national team reach their first-ever major tournament.
Grief-stricken Creeslough prepares to bury three more blast victims
The tight-knit community of Creeslough will today unite in grief once more as three more victims of last week’s horrific explosion will be laid to rest. At 11am the funeral of blast victim James O’Flaherty, 48, will take place at St Mary’s Church, Derrybeg. His son Hamish, who was sitting in his father’s Volvo had a lucky escape from suffering serious injury The 12-year-old dropped something in the car and leaned forward to pick it up just as the explosion, which claimed the lives of 10 people, destroyed the service station and adjacent apartment block. Then, at 2pm, the funeral mass for Catherine O’Donnell, 39, and her 13-year-old son James Monaghan, will take place at St Michael’s Church, Creeslough. President Michael D Higgins will be in attendance at both funerals. He will meet the families of all those who died in the explosion, and the emergency workers who attended the scene. The funerals mark the next chapter of grief for the small Co Donegal village.
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An Post launches new digital stamp
An Post has launched a new digital stamp which can be purchased via the company’s app. Customers will receive a 12-digit unique alpha-numeric code which they can then write onto their envelope or postcard where a traditional stamp would go. Once the digital stamp code is created, An Post’s letter sorting technology recognises it as a ‘real live’ stamp as it is processed for delivery. A postal worker then scans the code just before the letter reaches its final destination and a delivery notification is sent to the sender via text or email.
Tributes pour in for Dame Angela Lansbury after her death aged 96
Tributes have been pouring in for Dame Angela Lansbury after her death at the age of 96. The actress, who starred in TV drama Murder, She Wrote, died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles early on Tuesday, her family said. Born in London, she won five Tony Awards for her Broadway performances, was nominated for three Oscars, and in 2013 she received an honorary Academy Award for her lifetime achievement in film. Her death has been met by an outpouring of tributes and praise for her acting talent by stars from across the industry.
Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle this morning will gradually clear eastwards, with sunny spells and well scattered showers following from the west by afternoon. It will turn cloudier towards evening, particularly over the southern half of the country, with patchy rain developing in the southwest. Highest temperatures of 13°C to 16°C in light to moderate southerly winds, veering westerly as the rain clears. Tonight will be mostly cloudy over the southern half of the country with patchy rain and drizzle, mainly in the south. Drier further north but rain will develop in the northwest later. A cold night over the northern half of the country with lowest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees. Milder elsewhere with lows of 5°C to 8°C.