Here are the top stories on Independent.ie tonight.
‘Most loving and caring mother’ – Family of Co Down plane crash victim pays tribute
The family of a woman killed in the Co Down plane crash this week said she was loved by everyone. Caroline Mawhinney, who was to take up a new position as a teacher, died alongside Philip Murdock when a light plane crashed near Newtownards.
Arlene Foster lashes out at Simon Coveney’s misspelling during the NI log swap
Former DUP leader Arlene Foster has attacked Secretary of State Simon Coveney and his criticism of the NI Protocol Act – by criticizing its spelling.
Former Dublin minor hurler caught with €2.7m worth of drugs and sentenced to nine years in prison
A former Dublin minor caught in possession of €2.7million in cocaine and cannabis in 2014 has been sentenced to nine years in prison. Patrick Casey, 35, fled the country after he managed to dodge gardaí after a high-speed chase eight years ago, the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard today.
“I’m scared” – Erin McGregor wants to go under the knife after previous implants for 7,500 euros breast augmentation
Erin McGregor has said she will go under the knife for a £7,000 breast augmentation after receiving questionable implants a few years ago. She was one of hundreds who have suffered in the aftermath of the PIP breast implant scandal.
Burglar (52) broke into Supermacs with underwear over his head
A burglar who broke into a Supermacs with his underpants over his head is later convicted. Philip Daly, 52, a former fisherman with 102 convictions, had been trying to cure a “deep-seated” drug addiction. The defender said his behavior has “significantly” improved since then.
Man in underwear enters live tv news interview
Lao man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing his young daughter over four years
Patrick Shiels (66) sexually abused and orally raped his daughter Marlene Prakash-Shiels between the ages of four and eight during home visits between September 2000 and December 2004.
‘Fake nun’ charged with public order offenses in Dublin says in court she is only guilty of ‘preaching the word of God’
A “fake nun” charged with public order offenses outside Dublin’s GPO said she was only guilty of “preaching the word of God on O’Connell Street”.
Vicky Conway’s funeral hears she was: ‘A comet extinguished far too soon’
dr Vicky Conway, Associate Professor of Law at Dublin City University and civil rights activist, has been described as “a dynamo of change that she wanted to see every day”.
Man, 20, killed and woman seriously injured after two car collision in Co Louth
A man died in a road accident in Co Louth this morning. The man, in his 20s, was the passenger of one of the cars involved in the incident on the N33 at Richardstown, Dunleer, Co Louth around 5am.
The “fugitive” prime suspect was questioned after the young mother was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted in the woods
Gardaí have arrested the prime suspect after a young mother was the victim of an alleged sexual assault in a Co Kildare woodland. The attack took place in the wooded area of Moore Abbey near Monasterevin last Sunday afternoon.
Gardaí are trawling through hundreds of hours of video surveillance to track the Limerick music teacher’s movements before his death
Gardaí collected hundreds of hours of CCTV footage in Rathkeale and Limerick City to follow the movements of talented musician Louise Muckell before her death on Wednesday after what appeared to be a serious attack.
Irishman Niall Harbison on a mission to save thousands of street dogs in Thailand
The wife of a man who died trying to avoid his car being robbed heard about the incident while waiting to fly home
The wife of a Dublin businessman who died from injuries sustained while trying to keep his car from being robbed in Clondalkin earlier this year heard about the incident while waiting to catch a plane from England to reach home.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/evening-news-former-dublin-minor-hurler-caught-with-drugs-worth-27m-jailed-for-9-years-arlene-foster-hits-out-at-coveney-spelling-error-41860936.html Evening news: Former Dublin minor hurler sentenced to 9 years in prison with €2.7m worth of drugs; Arlene Foster hits out at Coveney’s misspelling