Police search 'former tipping site' in Suzy Lamplugh murder probe
An area being searched by police investigating the murder of Suzy Lamplugh was once used as a tipping site that "could have concealed anything", a woman who lives nearby has told Sky News. Officers investigating the 33-year mystery of the estate agent's murder have started searching areas of land in Worcestershire. The Metropolitan Police said officers are acting on new information received as a result of the publicity surrounding the search of a property in Sutton Coldfield in November last year.
THE High Court has made orders requiring members of the Traveller community to vacate an unofficial halting in Co Tipperary by Tuesday of next week.
The orders were granted by Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds to Tipperary County Council against eight people whose presence at Cabragh Bridge, Cabragh, Thurles, allegedly constitutes a public nuisance.
The Council's proceedings are against William McCarthy, Elizabeth McCarthy, Mary Ellen McCarthy, Jimmy McCarthy, John McCarthy, Winnie McCarthy, Belinda O'Reilly and Ned O'Reilly.
Last week the council obtained permission to serve short notice of the proceedings against the defendants.
Judge to rule Monday whether newspaper editor guilty of contempt over Ana Kriegel story
A JUDGE will rule on Monday if the editor of a newspaper is guilty of contempt of court over the publication of a front page story on the Ana Kriegel murder trial. The article was published in the Irish Daily Mail on May 3, 2019, and bore the headline "CCTV shows Ana being led to her death". It appeared over a report of the previous day's evidence when CCTV footage was played to the jury showing the two defendants, known as Boy A and Boy B, and 14-year-old Ana in the park on the evening she disappeared. The publication of the article led to an, albeit brief, reporting ban on the entire trial.
The matter returned before the court on Thursday.
David Humphries Bl, for the council, said his client had served the proceedings on the defendants and was seeking injunctions compelling the defendants to remove their mobile homes, vehicles and caravans from Cabragh Bridge, and not cause any obstruction to the roadway.
Gallery: Biggest news stories of 2019 so far (Photo Services)
Jan. 1: Austria legalizes same-sex marriage
Deeming all existing laws discriminatory, the Constitutional Court of Austria legalized marriage between same-sex couples. In doing so, Austria joined several other European nations such as Germany, France and Spain. Prior to this, same-sex couples in the country were only allowed to enter legal partnerships but not get married.
Cocaine, ecstasy and MDMA worth over €100,00 seized by gardai in Leixlip raid
The raid was part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the area "Cocaine, ecstasy and MDMA (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €130,000 was recovered at the scene." "No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing." MORE NEWS: Rescue operation launched for two swimmers who got into difficulty (The Journal) Delivery driver 'shaken' after alleged assault (Dublin Live) Peter Casey in €1m bid to buy homes from Traveller row (Independent.
(Pictured) Revelers participate in the EuroPride event in Vienna, Austria, on June 15.
Jan. 1: Qatar withdraws from OPEC
In December 2018, Qatar’s Minister of Energy Saad Sherida al-Kaabi announced that the nation would withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), claiming that the move represents a “technical and strategic” change. The country made the decision after analyzing ways to make its international standing better. The withdrawal came into effect on the first day of 2019, bringing an end to over 50 years of membership.
Jan. 3: China accomplishes first landing on the far side of moon
China became the first nation in the world to safely and successfully land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. The side of the moon never faces Earth, so any mission would require a relay satellite. China’s Queqiao relay satellite helped the Chang’e-4 probe land at the Von Kármán crater. The mission aims to study the age and composition of the region and getting more information about the early solar system and Earth.
Bodies of man and woman found in house in Derry
It is understood officers were not initially treating the deaths as suspicious . A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokeswoman said: "Police are examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a man and a woman whose bodies were found at a property on Great James' Street in Derry/Londonderry this morning. "Post-mortem examinations will be carried out in due course." MORE NEWS: Rescue operation launched for two swimmers who got into difficulty (The Journal) Delivery driver 'shaken' after alleged assault (Dublin Live) Peter Casey in €1m bid to buy homes from Traveller row (Independent.
(Pictured) The Yutu-2 rover is photographed by Chang'e-4 on the moon.
Jan. 25: Brazil dam disaster kills over 230
A dam at the Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine ruptured near the municipality of Brumadinho, letting loose a massive mudflow which destroyed the mine offices during lunchtime, along with several houses, roads and farms. Around three months later, the Civil Police of Minas Gerais posted a final death tally of 237, with 33 missing.
Jan. 28: US charges Huawei with fraud
Adding to the trade tension between the two countries, the U.S. filed 23 charges against Chinese telecom company Huawei and its Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou. The charges included theft of technology, obstruction of justice and bank fraud. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (pictured) said, “For years, Chinese firms have broken our export laws and undermined sanctions, often using US financial systems to facilitate their illegal activities. This will end.” Huawei rejected the charges in a statement, saying it didn't commit "any of the asserted violations" and that it "is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng."
It's going to be a very warm, sunny day today with temperatures set to peak at 25 degrees
But enjoy it while you can because it’s set to get rainy again from Tuesday onwards.
Feb. 3: First papal visit to Arabian Peninsula
Pope Francis became the first in history to visit the Arabian Peninsula after arriving in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The purpose of the visit was to participate in a conference on Christian-Muslim relations and hold a huge mass at the Abu Dhabi sports arena for the Catholic community there.
Feb. 12: Macedonia is renamed
Bringing an end to a decades-long dispute with Greece and taking a step forward for integration into NATO and the European Union, the Republic of Macedonia officially changed its name to Republic of North Macedonia. According to state spokesman Mile Boshnjakovski, the national language would still be called "Macedonian."
Feb. 14: Suicide attack kills Indian security forces, sparks conflict with Pakistan
Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed as an explosives-laden vehicle rammed into their bus in the district of Pulwama, India. India blamed Pakistan for the attack, and in the fallout, the Indian Air Force reportedly bombed a terrorist training camp in Pakistan on Feb. 26. The two countries came close to war before tensions de-escalated.
Motorcyclist (34) dies after crash in Walderstown Road Races
The man was airlifted to a Dublin hospital after the crash where he was later pronounced dead. The event has been abandoned, and Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site. Enquiries are ongoing, the Coroner has been notified and post-mortem examination will we arranged. A file will be prepared in accordance with the Coroners Act. MORE NEWS: Rescue operation launched for two swimmers who got into difficulty (The Journal) Delivery driver 'shaken' after alleged assault (Dublin Live) Peter Casey in €1m bid to buy homes from Traveller row (Independent.
Feb. 19: Karl Lagerfeld dies
The iconic fashion designer, who was the creative director for Chanel, died at the age of 85 in Paris, France. Lagerfeld, who is credited for reinventing the Chanel and Fendi brands, had been keeping unwell for several weeks.
March 5: Stem cell transplant makes patient’s HIV 'undetectable'
In only the second case of its kind, a stem cell transplant made a London patient’s HIV “undetectable.” Doctors reported that he was in remission for 18 months and had stopped taking HIV drugs. Although experts suggest that it’s too early to say that he was completely cured of HIV, but this marks a step closer to finding a cure.
March 10: Ethiopian Airlines plane crash kills 157
The Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, Ethiopia, after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. All 157 people onboard lost their lives and the crash resembled that of a Lion Air plane in October 2018. Both aircraft were Boeing 737 MAX 8 models, sparking a global debate about its safety and resulting in the grounding of the model by carriers and regulators around the globe.
(Pictured) An investigator with the U.S. National Transportation and Safety Board explores the crash site.
March 14: Cyclone Idai makes landfall in Mozambique
Over 1,000 people lost their lives after the Category 3 cyclone made landfall in Mozambique, wreaking havoc in the country along with neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. It resulted in heavy rains and flooding of rivers, which inundated entire villages. According to estimates by the World Bank, the affected countries faced financial damages of over $2 billion.
Gardai investigating after machinery set alight at site of long-awaited Tallaght library
March 15: Terror attack kills 50 in New Zealand
At least 50 people were killed and 50 more wounded after a gunman opened fire at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch. The assailant, later identified as Australian citizen Brenton Harrison Tarrant, was arrested and charged with murder. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the attacks as "one of New Zealand's darkest days," and the country passed a sweeping ban on semi-automatics and assault rifles six days later.
(Pictured) Ardern hugs a mourner in Wellington on March 17.
April 10: First-ever image of black hole is unveiled
Captured by the Event Horizon Telescope, the first ever image of a black hole was released on this day. Located in the Messier 87 galaxy, the black hole is 500 million trillion km away from Earth and nearly three million times the size of our planet.
April 11: Julian Assange is arrested
After seven years of taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, England, the WikiLeaks co-founder was arrested after he was found guilty of failing to surrender to the court. He also faces federal conspiracy charges in the U.S. for leaks of government secrets. Presently, extradition hearings are going on against Assange in the British courts.
April 15: Fire breaks out at Notre-Dame Cathedral
A fire broke out at the 850-year-old cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France, causing heavy damage to the iconic structure. A large part of the roof and its spire was destroyed in the blaze. Officials suggested that the fire may have been ignited by ongoing renovation work at the gothic landmark.
April 21: Serial bomb blasts rattle Sri Lankan capital
On Easter Sunday, a series of bomb blasts at churches, hotels and a housing complex in and around Colombo killed more than 250 people and wounded hundreds others. An island-wide curfew was imposed until the next day. On April 23, the Islamic State militant outfit claimed responsibility for the attacks.
'They're making example of him' - father accuses US authorities
The family of a Corkman who is facing deportation from the US have said they believe authorities are trying to make an "example" of him.
April 21: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is elected Ukraine president
In a runoff election, Ukrainian comedian and Servant of the People party’s Volodymyr Zelensky scored a landslide victory to become the sixth president of the nation. He defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko, taking more than 73 percent of the votes.
April 26: Kim Jong Un meets with Vladimir Putin
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin and other leaders of the nation. Putin said that Kim “talked freely on all issues that were on the agenda,” adding that the North Korean leader needs international security guarantees in exchange for ending the country’s nuclear program. The meeting came after talks between the U.S. and North Korea broke down in February.
April 30: Uprising against Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro
Nicolás Maduro’s re-election to a second term in May 2018 was met with flak amid claims of vote-rigging and opposition boycott. In January 2019, Popular Will party leader Juan Guaidó (pictured) declared himself interim president, gaining support from the citizens as well as winning recognition from over 50 nations. On April 30, he led an uprising called “Operation Freedom” to oust Maduro's regime. At least four people were reportedly killed in the ensuing clashes.
April 30: First abdication by a Japanese monarch in two centuries
The first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years, Emperor Akihito stepped down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, marking the end of the Heisei era. A day later, his son Naruhito ascended the throne, ushering in the Reiwa era.
May 1: Thai king marries a commoner
In a surprise ceremony, Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn married the deputy head of his personal security unit. A royal statement said: the king "has decided to promote General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya, his royal consort, to become Queen Suthida and she will hold royal title and status as part of the royal family."
May 6: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is born
Seventh in line of succession to the British throne, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
May 6: 'Avengers: Endgame' becomes fastest to reach $2B mark
Within just the second weekend of its release, “Avengers: Endgame” became the fastest to cross $2 billion in global collections. It toppled the collection of “Titanic” (1997), which stands at $2.18 billion, in 11 days. The collection of “Endgame” in the last week of June was $2.75 billion and the only film that surpasses it is “Avatar” (2009), with a worldwide collection of $2.78 billion.
(L-R) Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, actors Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at a Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on April 23.
*Collection figures from BoxOfficeMojo and correct as of June 27.
May 17: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage
Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. A constitutional court had already ruled the same in 2017 and the parliament was given a two-year deadline to pass the changes.
May 20: Niki Lauda passes away
The three-time Formula One world champion from Austria died at the age of 70, after undergoing a lung transplant eight months back. "With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement released by an Austrian press agency. Lauda won the F1 title in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
May 23: Narendra Modi’s landslide win in Indian general elections
In an election that saw as many as 900 million citizens casting their votes, incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attained a landslide victory, winning 303 out of 543 seats. The substantial win confirmed a second term for Modi as the country’s prime minister.
(Pictured) Modi takes oath at the swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi, on May 30.
June 7: Theresa May formally resigns
After nearly three years of serving as the U.K. prime minister, May formally quit as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party over failed Brexit negotiations. She remains the prime minister until the party elects a new leader in July 2019.
(Pictured) May breaks down as she makes the first official announcement of her resignation on May 24.
June 9: Over a million protest Hong Kong extradition bill
Nearly 1.03 million people attended a march protesting a proposed legislation that allows extradition of individuals, including foreign nationals, to mainland China to stand trial. After the protests turned violent, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the bill would be indefinitely suspended. However, protests have continued so as to ensure the complete withdrawal of the bill.
June 18: Marta becomes top goalscorer in soccer World Cup history
With her goal against Italy during a FIFA Women's World Cup match in Valenciennes, France, Brazilian striker Marta (#10) overtook German star Miroslav Klose as the leading goalscorer in women's or men's World Cup tournaments. This was her 17th goal at the World Cup.
June 19: Four charged in MH17 crash case
In July 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was shot down while flying over Ukraine, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Nearly five years later, a Dutch-led joint investigation team (JIT) charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with bringing a missile into the area and with murder. Global arrest warrants have been issued for the four suspects, and the court hearing will begin in the Netherlands on March 9, 2020.
The council also sought orders requiring the defendants to vacate and cease residing on or anywhere in the vicinity of Cabragh Bridge, which it says is an inappropriate and unsuitable place to reside.
Counsel told the court that the council had offered the defendants alternative accommodation, either at another halting site which was relatively close to the Cabragh Bridge.
While that offer had been made some time ago and had not been accepted by the defendants, counsel said the offer of alternative accommodation "remained open."
There was no appearance by any of the defendants when the case was called on.
Ms Justice Reynolds said she was satisfied to grant the orders sought and said that the defendants must vacate the site by 5pm on Tuesday.
The defendants, the judge must be served with the court's orders by the gardai by 5pm tomorrow.
The court heard that members of the McCarthy family have lived on the Bridge for forty years.
The bridge had formed a part of the R659 regional road. The bridge was left in place following the construction of a new section of that road some years ago.
Tipperary Council has made provision for Travellers who had resided on the bridge to be accommodated in six unit group housing scheme, which is now ready for occupation.
However, the defendants in this action, who it claims moved to the site on various dates between 2015 and September 2018, are not being accommodated in the new scheme.
The council has offered the defendants help in securing alternative accommodation, but says it needs the site at Cabragh Bridge cleared.
The council added that it asked the defendants to leave the site, but they did not do so and that in light of the refusal it had no alternative other than bring legal proceedings against the defendants.
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'They're making example of him' - father accuses US authorities.
The family of a Corkman who is facing deportation from the US have said they believe authorities are trying to make an "example" of him.