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October 23: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
23rd Oct 2023

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October 23: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.

Tributes paid to Irish woman (39) fatally shot in New York
The friends and family of an Irish woman who was shot and killed in a New York apartment over the weekend have spoken of their heartbreak at her death. Denise Morgan (39), from Tullyallen in Co Louth was found unresponsive at a home in the Glendale area of Queens early on Saturday morning. A statement from the New York Polic Department said 911 dispatchers were alerted to a disturbance at the scene and when officers arrived they found a man and a woman unresponsive with gunshot wounds.
The Irish Times

Flooding possible amid rain warnings for 20 counties
Met Éireann has warned of possible flooding and dangerous travelling conditions as rain warnings were issued for 20 counties, including a Status Orange warning for Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford. The Orange warning is in effect until 1am tomorrow, with persistent heavy rain and thundery downpours forecast. A Status Yellow rain alert is in place for Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow and Roscommon until 1am tomorrow. Meanwhile, a separate Status Yellow rain warning is in effect for Clare, Cork, Mayo, Limerick, Tipperary and Galway until 6pm this evening.
RTÉ

Swimming coach who gave teen student MDMA believed to be in Ireland after dodging court
A swimming coach in New Zealand who pleaded guilty to supplying one of his teenage students with ecstasy is believed to be in Ireland. The man, who has interim name suppression, was due to appear in a North Island court last Thursday, but failed to show. At the hearing, Judge Lawrence Hinton issued an arrest warrant and a border alert was issued but the coach had fled the country two days earlier. He is understood to have exited New Zealand after he was confronted about irregularities in his submitted court documentation. Police are currently investigating the authenticity of the documentation. The former coach, who is in his 50s, is believed to be in Ireland.
Independent.ie

Plans to impose time limit on State accommodation for Ukrainians arriving in Ireland
Ukrainians newly arrived in Ireland could be offered State accommodation for just three months before having to find their own place to live. The Irish Examiner understands that the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Integration are working on a new policy for those fleeing war, with a memo due to go before Cabinet soon.
The Irish Examiner

US pledges continued ‘flow’ of aid to Gaza
The United States has vowed a continued flow of aid to the Gaza Strip, as a new convoy of 14 trucks entered the besieged and bombarded Palestinian enclave. With the first of two convoys of humanitarian assistance now inside Gaza, the White House said Israel had agreed “there will now be continued flow of this critical assistance”. The United Nations estimates Gaza needs about 100 trucks a day to meet the needs of its 2.4 million residents, almost half of whom are believed to have been displaced by Israel’s bombing campaign.
The Journal

Iran warns Israel to stop war in Gaza or region will ‘go out of control
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned Israel that the Middle East could spiral out of control if it does not stop strikes on Gaza. He said the US was also “to blame” for providing military support to Israel. Hours later, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned troops his people were in a battle for their lives and said the war against Hamas was “do or die”. Iran supports both Hamas, which attacked Israel two weeks ago killing 1,400 people, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
BBC News

Donald Trump calls billionaire Anthony Pratt ‘red haired weirdo from Australia’ as he denies discussing submarines
Donald Trump has described Anthony Pratt, one of Australia’s richest men, as a “red haired weirdo” as he lashed out at extraordinary reports about their personal conversations. Earlier this month, reports suggested Trump had shared top-secret details of US nuclear submarines with Pratt, an Australian billionaire who runs the paper and packaging giant Visy.
The Guardian

Today’s forecast
A band of rain will slowly move northeastwards across the country today, followed from the southwest by sunny spells and isolated showers. The rain will be heavy and possibly thundery at times, causing some flooding. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees with a moderate to fresh east to southeast breeze, becoming light with the clearance of the rain. Rain will continue to affect the north and east of the country with scattered showers elsewhere. Clear and drier spells will develop later in the night but showers will linger along Atlantic coastal counties. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with light southeasterly breezes. Status Orange rain warning has been issued for Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford while a Status Yellow rain warning is in place for Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Galway and Mayo.
Met Éireann