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An Garda investigation has been launched following a violent incident in Co Meath on Sunday evening.

Two 17-year-old boys were brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda after they were allegedly assaulted by a large group of males near Gormanstown railway station.

According to a Garda spokesperson, the victims described their attackers as “both black and white youths” who were said to have been “accompanied by females who witnessed the assault”.

It is not yet know how many people were involved in the attack.

It's understood that both the teenage victims and the alleged attackers boarded a train in Balbriggan before alighting at the County Meath station.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with any information, or indeed anyone who may have seen the attack, to contact them on 041 9813320 or 01 8010600 or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.

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Gardaí are investigating the death of a man who was killed while crossing a road in Co. Meath this morning.

It is understood that the man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was out walking shortly before 7am when he was hit by a car.

The incident took place near Ballymagarvey Farm in Balrath.

Confirming the incident, a spokesperson for the Gardaí said: "The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place and forensic collision investigators have been notified."

“Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses who can assist them to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 – 9036100, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any garda station."

The man's body has been removed to Navan Mortuary where a postmortem will take place later today.

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An Irish woman in her 50s is feared among the 28 dead following a terrorist attack in Tunisia today.

The death is yet to be confirmed officially, but RTE is reporting that she is from Meath.

Her husband, who was holidaying with her, has already been in touch with authorities in Ireland, according to thejournal.ie, which cites Fine Gael TD Ray Butler's constituency office as its source.

Sundayworld.com carries quotes from Ray Butler, who says he has spoken to the woman's husband. "He is absolutely distraught," the politician stated. “This was the hardest phone call I’ve ever taken. My heart goes out to the family who are enduring unthinkable grief.”

Local radio in Meath has also reported the death.

Today's attack, which began at around noon, took place at two busy hotels in the popular seaside resort town of Sousse.

Abbeytravel.ie, Budgettravel.ie and Sunway.ie all offer packages to the area from Irish airports.

As well as the 28 fatalities, another 36 are believed to be injured, according to Tunisian national television. The dead are said to include tourists from Britain, Germany and Belgium.

Witnesses to the attack have been expressing their fear and astonishment via social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. 

So far, no organisation has claimed responsibility for the incident. However, the region is hugely popular with European sun-seekers and boasts numerous nightclubs and bars – something which Islamist jihadists condemn.

Tourism is a major source of income for the Tunisian government, and the country is widely viewed as the most liberal in the region.     

Still, in March, a terrorist attack at the famed Bardo National Museum in central Tunis killed some 24 people – including four Italian tourists, three French and one Briton. Many others were injured.    

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