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Man (24) charged with murder of three siblings in Tallaght
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Lisa Cash (18) and Chelsea and Christy Cawley (8) in Tallaght. Andy Cash (24), who is the brother of the three victims, appeared before a special sitting of Dublin District Court on Monday evening charged with the murders. Cash was arrested by armed Gardai in the Rossfield Avenue estate in Tallaght in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Boris Johnson says Tories ‘changed the rules’ as he complains about his removal in final speech as PM
Boris Johnson has complained that the Conservatives “changed the rules” as he complained about his removal from office during his final speech as prime minister. The outgoing leader said he was “passing the torch” to Liz Truss, before making a bitter reference to the revolt which forced him out just three years after the 2019 general election victory. “The baton will be handed over in what has unexpectedly turned out to be a relay race – they changed the rules halfway through, but never mind,” he said outside No 10.
The Independent UK
‘Absolutely critical’ that Government invest in higher education
The director general of the Irish Universities Association, Jim Miley has warned that it is “absolutely critical” for the Government to invest in education as it remains the “calling card” for the economy. Mr Miley was commenting on the options paper published by the Department of Higher Education on Monday on how to deal with the increased cost of living. Reductions in student registration fees and an increase in grants for third-level students were among the options included.
The Irish Examiner
Climate Advisory Council says Ireland facing most challenging winter in a generation
The Climate Change Advisory Council has called for swift and decisive action to support people and communities this winter by reducing Ireland’s dependence on harmful fossil fuels. It has called for the roll-out of home energy upgrades such as attic insulation and draught proofing to be accelerated; for regular servicing of boilers; the installation of heating controls; and the simplification of the paperwork required to access SEAI energy upgrade grants.
Heavy showers or longer spells of rain will spread northwards to all areas this morning and afternoon, with isolated thunderstorms and spot flooding possible, especially in the south. There will be some sunny intervals also, the best of these in Ulster. Highest temperatures of 16°C to 20°C in moderate to fresh southeast winds. There will be further showers or longer spells of rain tonight, most persistent over the southern half of the country where some will be heavy. Longer dry and clear spells will develop further north. Lowest temperatures of 12°C to 14°C in moderate southeast winds.