Morning headlines: A nation mourns as Gardai confirm 10 deaths in Creeslough blast with four victims named at the scene

Four victims of the Creeslough blast are named locally as a nation mourns

The names of the victims were not officially released last night but are believed to all be from North Donegal. Four were named on the spot: teenager Leona Harper; Jessica Gallagher, who was in her 20s; Hughie Kelly, who is said to be in his fifties; and Martin McGill.

“I knew some of these children – it’s unfair, it’s unreal,” says the Creeslough priest

Father John Joe Duffy was moved to tears as he recalled praying for the bodies of 10 people, including children, who died in Friday’s explosion at a petrol station in Creeslough, Co Donegal.

Gardaí linked Dowdall’s RTÉ audio to the Regency hit

Specialist Gardaí used speech recognition technology to confirm Jonathan Dowdall’s involvement in the Regency Hotel attack after RTÉ handed over audio footage following the former politician’s contribution to Liveline.

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Mystery about the extent of the imprisoned Garda’s connections with a criminal gang

The former detective superintendent, who was jailed last week on possession of drugs for a criminal gang, has been accused of recording “inaccurate” information on an official police testimony for an alleged criminal shortly before leaving the force.

Enoch Burke moved to a new prison cell for ‘annoying other prisoners’

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Arts Minister Martin calls for quick solution to Irish dance-tampering scandal

Arts Minister Catherine Martin has urged the Irish dance organization, which is embroiled in an alleged cheating scandal, to deal with the controversy quickly and transparently.

Garda is under investigation for allegedly using a police SUV for his personal use

A Garda attached to the Roads Policing Unit in the Connacht area is under investigation for allegedly using a Garda SUV to tow trailer loads of firewood to his home, which is more than a two-hour drive away.

Sinn Féin receives a further £100,000 from the estate of a mysterious English donor

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Irish gender identity confirmation surgeon based in Florida is reported for false advertising on TikToks

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