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Gardaí in Dún Laoghaire are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the whereabouts of 14-year-old Emma McAlinden who was last seen this morning, Thursday, November 7, 2019 at approximately 9am.

When last seen Emma was walking in the area of Shanganagh Park, Shankill. Emma is described as being 5' 5" in height, slim build with long red hair and brown eyes.

Emma was wearing her school uniform which is a grey jumper, grey and red pin stripe skirt, black jacket and carrying a black school bag.

Gardaí and Emma’s family are very concerned for her whereabouts.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dún Laoghaire Garda Station on 666 5000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Gardaí in Mullingar have called for the public’s assistance in finding Janelle Quinn. The 17-year-old girl has been missing from Mullingar, since Friday, November 1.

Janelle is described as being 5’ 4” in height, of broad build with long brown hair.

Anyone with information or anyone who can assist the Gardaí in locating Janelle is asked to contact Gardaí in Mullingar on 044 938 4000 the Garda confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Ana Kriégel’s parents have asked the public to always remember their daughter and to keep her in their thoughts.

The two teenage boys who murdered their daughter were sentenced earlier today. Boy A was sentenced to a term of life for the murder of Ana. He will serve an initial 12 years and the sentence will then be reviewed.

Boy B was sentenced to 15 years but his sentence will be reviewed after eight years.

The boys were 13-years-old when they lured Ana to an abandoned building in Lucan and brutally murdered her.

Ana’s parents spoke outside the Central Criminal Court after the two boys were sentenced.

Her father Patrick said, “Justice has been served for Ana. The judge has decided on the sentence and that duty lies with him alone.

“For our part we can only say that forever is not long enough. Please remember Ana and keep her in your heart somewhere,” he shared.

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Her mum Geraldine expressed her gratitude for the Gardaí and public’s support: “We would like to express out extreme gratitude to Mark O’Neill and his team in An Garda Síochána who put everything they had into finding those responsible for Ana’s murder; Síobhán McIntyre, our liaison officer, for holding the family up through all of this pain; Brendan and the legal team; the jury and the judge; the media for being so understanding; the victim support unit; our family, our friends and our neighbours.”

“And thank you to all of the wonderful people out there who supported us and kept us going,” she added.

Ana was 14-years-old when her life was cruelly taken away from her.

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Gay Byrne has passed away at the age of 85, RTÉ has confirmed. 

RTÉ Director-General, Dee Forbes, today paid tribute to Mr. Byrne: “We are all greatly saddened by the passing of Gay Byrne who has been a household name in this country for so many years. Gay was an exceptional broadcaster whose unique and ground-breaking style contributed so much to the development of radio and television in this country.

"Gay’s journalistic legacy is as colossal as the man himself – he not only defined generations, but he deftly arbitrated the growth and development of a nation. Ireland grew up under Gay Byrne, and we will never see his like again. My deepest sympathies to Kathleen and his family.”

Born in Dublin on August 5, 1934, Gay Byrne grew up on the South Circular Road. He started work as a newsreader and continuity announcer on Radio Éireann in the late 1950's before moving to Granada Television in Manchester, where he worked on a variety of shows, interviewing acts including The Beatles.

For a time he commuted between Dublin and UK, working for both the BBC and RTÉ, but came back to Ireland full time in the late 1960’s as presenter and producer of The Late Late Show. The programme went on to become the world’s longest running chat show.

Gay Byrne also presented a long-running radio show on RTÉ Radio 1, first known as The Gay Byrne Hour and then The Gay Byrne Show. The show had a close relationship with its listeners, many of whom wrote to or phoned Gay to comment on the issues of the day, and with their own stories. He won a Jacob’s Award for the programme in 1976.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Over his long career Gay presented The Rose of Tralee, The Calor Housewife of the Year competition, as well as a range of special programmes. Gay Byrne presented his final daily radio show in 1998 and his final Late Late Show the following summer. However he did not retire from public life, becoming the chairman of the Road Safety Authority and presenting other acclaimed television shows, including The Meaning of Life.

Gay also returned to his first love –  radio – and presented Sunday with Gay Byrne. His loyal listenership on RTÉ lyric fm shared in his love of big band and jazz programme.

Gay is survived by his wife Kathleen, their daughters Crona and Suzy, and their families.

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A man in his twenties remains in custody after the body of a boy was found in Limerick on Sunday evening.

Gardaí discovered the body of a boy, believed to be 11-years-old, in the Ballynanty area of Limerick City.

The young boy was found with numerous injuries shortly after 7pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Gardaí arrested a man in his 20s after finding the boy. He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station.

They stated that they’re investigating all of the circumstances of the boy’s death.

The scene is preserved for a forensic and technical examination. The State Pathologist will carry out a preliminary examination later today.

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A sentence hearing for the two boys who murdered Ana Kriegel will take place next week. 

The hearing will include a summary of evidence and a statement by Ana’s parents.

It is believed the hearing will take a full day.

Boy A and Boy B were 13-years-old when they lured the young girl to a desolate house in Lucan and murdered her.

The boys, who are now aged 15, were found guilty of murder earlier this year. Boy A was also found guilty of aggravated sexual assault.

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Irish influencer Jade McCann, also known by Jayda, has sadly passed away at the age of 24.

The social media star was fighting a rare form of cancer called PEComa, but tragically died in the early hours of the morning.

She was first diagnosed in March 2018 but the cancer spread from her vulva to her lungs.

Her family confirmed the harrowing news on Instagram this afternoon.

They revealed the upsetting news in a statement;

“Just want to update you all on Jade’s situation; Jade passed away peacefully in her sleep this morning at 5:10 am.

“We will put up a post in the near future with more details regarding her passing but for now her family would appreciate privacy until everything is in order,” the statement read.

“Thank you all for your support and continued kindness.”

Tributes have been pouring in for Jade who inspired many with her positive attitude as she documented her cancer journey on her Instagram account.

Our thoughts are with Jade’s family and friends during this devastating time.

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Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 17-year-old Andrada Moldovan. Andrada has been missing from her home in Navan, Co.Meath since October 9. 

She was last seen at 1.30pm on Ocotber 9, 2019.

Andrada is a Romanian national, described as having a thin build and being 5’9 in height. She has blue eyes and long curly blonde hair.

When she was last seen, she was wearing a pink/peach jacket, blue jeans and white runners. She was also carrying a black handbag.

Anyone who has seen Andrada or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 9036100, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Gardaí in Tallaght are seeking the public's help in finding a missing teenage boy. 16-year-old Joseph Lawrence has been missing from the Fettercairn Road area of Tallaght since Friday, October 4, 2019.

Joseph is 5' 10" in height, of stocky build and has short black hair.

When he was last seen Joseph was wearing blue jeans, a navy blue Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt and a navy blue Superdry Jacket.

Anyone who has seen Joseph or can help in finding him is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 6666 000, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

 

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Gardaí in Midleton wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Leo Boyers-Hipwell who is missing from his home in Ballycrenane, Ballymacoda, Cork. Leo was last seen on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

Leo is described as being 5’9” in height and of very slim build, with light brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of Chinese writing on his right or left wrist.

It is not known what Leo was wearing when he left home.

Gardaí and Leo's family are concerned for his welfare. 

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021 – 4621550 or The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Tammy Kelly who is missing from her home in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 

Tammy was last seen on Friday, September 27 2019 in Dun Laoghaire.

She is described as being 5’3’’ in height and of medium build. She has brown hair and blue eyes. 

Gardaí and Tammy’s family have concerns for her and ask anyone who has seen Tammy or who can assist in locating her to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on 01 6665000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. 

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Gardaí in Lucan wish to renew their appeal for the publics’ assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 13-year-old Chantelle Doyle.

Chantelle was last seen in Lucan village at approximately 6pm on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

She is described as being 5’ 5’’ in height, of slim build, with long sandy brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen she was wearing a red jacket, grey T-shirt, black leggings and green/blue Nike runners. She is believed to frequent Dublin City centre, Summerhill, Tallaght and Balbriggan areas.

Anyone who has seen Chantelle or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station on 01 – 6667300, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station

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