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Monday 23 October 2017

Man denied bail in murder case

A 30-year-old charged with murdering a man in Tallaght five years ago has been refused bail at the Central Criminal Court.

Seamus (Shay) O'Byrne (27) was shot in the driveway of a house in Tymon Park North, Tallaght on March 13, 2009.

Lawyers for Gary Flynn from Rossfield Drive, Tallaght made an application for bail to the court.

Mr Justice Paul Carney refused bail and remanded Mr Flynn in continuing custody.

A trial date has been set for January 11, 2016.

Tenor Bergonzi dies aged 90

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.

The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan yesterday confirmed Bergonzi's death on Friday. No cause was given.

Bergonzi started his studies at age 16 as a baritone, only to discover later that his musical gifts lay in the tenor range.

Gunmen attack village killing 21

Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians travelling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.

Eleven other civilians were wounded as the group traveled in two vans in a coastal village in Talipao town in predominantly Muslim Sulu province, where the militants have survived in jungle camps despite years of US-backed Philippine military offensives.

D'oh ... Krusty turns air blue

Simpsons character Krusty The Clown upset viewers by swearing at a time when children were likely to be watching the show, prompting seven complaints to Ofcom for foul language.

The washed-up boozy clown was heard to use the word "bastard" during an edition of the programme screened by Channel 4 at 6pm in April, well before the 9pm watershed.

The station apologised for the incident which it said was due to human error.

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