Here are tonight’s top stories from Independent.ie.
Pitching and putting champion Shane Murphy, 27, died “after trying to protect his father during a frenzied knife attack”.
A pitch and putt champion died from multiple stab wounds to the chest after apparently trying to protect his elderly father during a frenzied early morning knife attack.
The hottest day of the year could be today but freezing conditions are returning this week
Freezing conditions are imminent, Met Éireann forecast Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as -3 degrees by Thursday evening as the weather is set for a turnaround.
Three baby goats stolen just two days after birth
Three newborn pygmy goats were stolen by a presumably organized gang dealing in the popular cute animals worth up to €600.
Covid hospitalizations hit 14-month high with 1,569 in hospital with virus
There are 1,569 people hospitalized with Covid-19 this afternoon, the highest number in 14 months. the latest figures from the Ministry of Health show.
Man arrested after Dublin hostel fire
A man in his thirties was arrested after a fire at a homeless shelter in Dublin city centre several people were injured, one seriously.
Gardaí seek help locating missing girl, 17, last seen in Wexford
Gardaí is appealing to the public for help in the search the whereabouts of 17-year-old Gessica Batulescu.
Disaster for Dublin as defeat by Monaghan sends Dessie Farrell’s men to Division Two
In a dramatic finale at Clones, Jack McCarron went deep into stoppage time to land a free-kick from 40 yards after substitute Andrew Woods was fouled Condemn Dublin to Division 2.
Woman stopped and suspected gun seized by police investigating Belfast security alert
A woman was arrested and a suspected weapon seized by police investigating a security alert This led to Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney being evacuated from an event in North Belfast.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/evening-headlines-shane-murphy-died-after-trying-to-protect-father-during-frenzied-knife-attack-and-temperatures-to-plummet-this-week-41492719.html Headlines tonight: Shane Murphy died ‘after trying to protect his father during a frenzied knife attack’; and temperatures are plummeting this week