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Club Valentine and The Grand Social are bringing you one of the most unique sesh spots of the year, you'd be mad to miss it.

There's something maddenly satisfying about solving a case, figuring out a secret and immersing yourself in another world of drama and disguise.

"The year is 1950 and the circus has come to town. However, dark secrets are hidden beneath this big top, and not even the kookiest of clowns or the cottonest of candies can keep them hidden."

Ooohhhh, spooky. Club Valentine are debuting their Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Extravaganza, where YOU lat witness to a murder most foul, YOU get to interview their cast of crazy characters, and YOU can piece together their twisted tale of treachery and torment.

"Enjoy the festivities while you can, because one member of this travelling troupe is about to learn that showbiz can be MURDER…"

If you're an avid murder mystery fan, this event is definitely for you. Comedy plus a decent night out plus a staged murder? HELL YEAH.

Some of the characters look hilarious, check out the full list on their Instagram

Why not go along and see if you can catch the murderer? They've got some absolutely unreal prizes, it's ideal if you and your pals are looking for a night out with a major twist – think The Hangover but with Miss Marple vibes.

Will you be a Sherlock or a Watson? Agatha Christie or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? There's only one way to find out, fam.

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Tues Nov 6, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland

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While it might be a bit of a morbid hobby, watching true crime documentaries is a pretty popular pastime – and there is no better way to pass the time on Halloween. 

YouTube is full of some of the best murder films, from the old and grainy, to the most recent and cutting edge.

Here are a few to add to your true crime repertoire: 

8. I don't like Mondays

This documentary covers the notorious case of teenage killer Brenda Spencer, who was behind the tragic Cleveland Elementary School shooting in 1979.

The then 16-year-old was found guilty of the murder of two people in the shooting, and of the wounding of nine. 

When asked why she committed the heinous crime, she simply replied "I don't like Mondays," which inspired the song I Don't Like Mondays by Irish band The Boomtown Rats.

7. The Case Of: Jonbenét Ramsey

This two-part documentary covers the mysterious murder of child beauty pageant winner JonBenet Ramsey.

The exploratory documentary features multiple interviews and explores various possibilities in the infamous whodunit. 

6. The Secrets of the Austrian Cellar

This harrowing and eery documentary covers the crimes of uber-creep Joseph Fritzl, who kept his own daughter locked away in an underground cellar for 24 years.

During this time, he committed a range of horrendous crimes against her and ended up fathering seven children with her. 

This disturbing documentary is a tough watch. 

5. Jonestown

Jonestown was the nickname for a compound called the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project formed by the Peoples Temple, an American cult which was around in the 1970s.

The cult gained notoriety in 1978 when 918 members were mass murdered and committed mass suicide on the same day by cyanide poisoning.

4. The Smiley Face Killers 

The smiley face murder theory is a theory which connects a number of unsolved murders in the USA.

All of the victims bodies were found near the symbol of a smiley face, and this documentary explores the theory in full, and looks at the various murders. 

3. Stalking Amanda Todd: The Man in the Shadows

This chilling film documents the story of teenager Amanda Todd, who committed suicide after being cyber bullied.

The teen was blackmailed by an online predator, and this documentary follows the hunt to find the man responsible. 

2. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father

This 2008 documentary covers the heart breaking tale of Andrew Bagby, was murdered by girlfriend Shirley Jane Turner after ending their relationship. 

Shirley announced that she was pregnant soon after her arrest, and Andrew's parents quickly filed for custody of the child, a boy named Zachary.

Enraged at Andrew's parent's attempt to gain custody, Shirley killed herself and Zachary by drowning while out on bail. 

1. When Girls Kill

This documentary covers a series of crimes committed by teenage girls. 

The harrowing tales give some insight into the minds of child killers.

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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One of the two male juveniles arrested on May 24 in the investigation into Ana Kriegel's murder appeared before Dublin District Children’s Court, Smithfield yesterday.

The 14-year-old girl was found murdered in a derelict farmhouse in the Lucan area last week.

Gardaí have been looking at CCTV footage from the area and DNA evidence in their investigation.

On May 25, the 13-year-old boy was charged in connection with the investigation.

Additional reports say he has been charged with murder.

The teen will not be identified considering his age.

He appeared before Dublin District Children's Court at 6pm on Friday.

The second boy was released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a young man in Beaumont Hospital last night.

The 20-year-old had been found with serious head injuries on the Old Blessington Road in Tallaght, at around 3am on the morning of November 1.

The victim was initially taken to Tallaght Hospital but was later transferred to Beaumont where he remained in intensive care until he lost his fight for life on Monday.

A post-mortem has been carried out and Gardaí have upgraded their inquiry from an assault investigation to a murder investigation.

One man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently being held at Tallaght Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing.

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A knife has been found which is linked to the murder of 37-year-old Anne Colomines in her apartment in Dublin on Tuesday night.

Anne is believed to have been a stabbing victim. 

Gardaí are treating the crime as a domestic incident at this time, according to RTE. 

Anne's 35-year-old partner was also found at the scene with severe injuries. 

He is currently being treated in hospital for his wounds. 

Gardai were alerted about a disturbance at the apartment on Dorset Street at around midnight on Tuesday night.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 6668600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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Danielle McLaughlin was found murdered on a beach on March 14 of this year, while on her travels in Goa.

Her family have confirmed that the murder case is now being 'fast-tracked' due to new postmortem results. 

The second postmortem was carried out in Ireland by Chief State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy.

It reportedly confirms the results of the first postmortem, which was carried out in India. 

A local man, Vikat Bhagat, has been charged with the rape and murder of Danielle. 

Danielle's family have released a statement on the case:

'Danielle’s family have dealt with a lot of documents and information in relation to Danielle’s case over the last number of weeks and months,' according to Donegal Now.

'They are still trying to cope with and come to terms with the tragedy that has occurred.'

'Danielle’s family remain hopeful that the truth in relation to Danielle’s untimely death will be made known and that justice in her memory will be done.'

 

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In September 1987, a community in Co Kildare went into mourning following the tragic death of two children and their babysitter in Kilcock.

Kerrie Ann Byrne was just three-years-old when she and her eight-year-old sister, Mary Ellen, died in a house fire on Church Lane in the small Kildare town.

The children were in the care of their 20-year-old babysitter, Barbara Doyle, when the fire broke out.

Despite initially believing that the death of the three individuals was the result of an accidental blaze, authorities revealed last week that they are now treating it as a murder case.

Following a fresh appeal into the case, Gardai have today confirmed that they have made an arrest relating to the case.

"Gardaí investigating the murders of Barbara Doyle, aged 20 years, Mary Ellen Byrne aged 8 years and Kerrie Byrne aged 3 years at a house fire in Kilcock, Co. Kildare that occured on 20th September, 1987 at Church Lane, Kilcock, Co. Kildare have made an arrest. "

"The man, (in his 50s) was arrested this afternoon in North County Dublin and is currently detained at Leixlip Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984."

The Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance following the appeal's renewal.

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the murder of Darragh Nugent as part of their ongoing investigation into the crime.

The murder occurred at Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin on September 11.

Gardaí are making a further appeal to the public who may have vital information that can assist Gardaí in this investigation.

Superintendent Dermot Mann specified that Gardaí are seeking witnesses to assist in locating the getaway car.

Superintendent Mann said yesterday: 'I wish to take this opportunity to thank members of the public for their assistance to date in this investigation.'

'We have had an excellent response to our last appeal for information which is greatly assisting the investigation, last night Gardaí responded to a call of a car on fire at Woodside, Newtown, Leixlip, which was the car used in the murder of Darragh Nugent.'

During the technical examination of the car a firearm was located.

'I am appealing to anyone who may have seen this car in the days leading up to the 11th September, anywhere between Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin and Leixlip to contact us.' 

'I'm also appealing to the residents of Woodside, Newtown, River Forest and the general vicinity of Leixlip area who may have noticed this car parked at Woodside on 11th and/or 12th September, 2017 and who can assist us with our investigation.'

During the course of follow up searches today in Collinstown Park, a second firearm was located.

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A 36-year-old man has been killed in a shooting last night

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the shooting incident at Clondalkin in Dublin.

The incident at Wheatfield Avenue was reported to Gardaí at 9.40pm.

The man was seriously injured at the scene and later died.

Gardaí are searching for witnesses to the attack. 

The area was sealed off and a forensic examination of the area will take place.

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Gardaí investigating the murder of Nicola Collins have arrested a man in his 40s.

Nicola was killed on March 27 2017 at Pophams Road, Co. Cork. 

The 38-year-old mother-of-three was originally from Tralee in Co Kerry.

The man is currently being detained at Mayfield Garda Station.

This is the third person to be arrested in connection with the murder. 

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A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old man in Swords, Co Dublin, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 29-year-old is currently being detained at Swords Garda Station.

A post-mortem was carried out on the body of the man who died after he was found with serious injuries close to the back entrance to Fingal Community College on North Street in Swords, Co Dublin.

The man was treated by medical personal, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Fingal, said his thoughts and prayers were with the family and friends of the victim.

"This is a very tragic incident, and while the full details of what happened aren’t yet known, we all need to look after our friends on nights out."

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700, the Garda Confidential Telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area between 1:30am and 3:30am on Sunday morning, and motorists who may have 'dash cam' footage.

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We love a good true crime podcast, but every now and again one comes along that completely blows us away. 

The aptly named Serial Killers podcast, part of the Parcast family, is keeping us up at night with their terrifying discussions of some of the world's most shocking crimes. 

 

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The podcast delves into a new scary murder story every Monday. 

The show, hosted by true crime enthusiasts Greg and Vanessa, covers some of the most chilling cases ever recorded. 

From the Chessboard Killer Alexander Pichushkin to the notorious Ted Bundy, the podcast explores the in-depth psychology of the criminal mind. 

 

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The hosts peel back the psychological layers, unveiling the history of the criminal, his or her motive, and the crimes themselves. 

'Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile,' reads the podcast description.

They even use voice actors to recreate conversations and evidence which was documented at the time of the crime. 

They also use chilling real recordings of the murderers discussing their crimes. 

If you love an in-depth, insightful divulgence of sinister crime, this is the one for you. 

You can find it on Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes or Parcast.com. 

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