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# murder - Yesterday’s News

Two arrested over murder of Kenneth O’Brien

The arrests represent the first major breakthrough in the case.

# murder - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

“A heartbreaking occasion”: Kenneth O’Brien remembered as kind, loving and reserved

Around 300 mourners attended the funeral service of Kenneth O’Brien, whose remains were found in Co Kildare last month.

Lord Lucan declared dead 42 years after he mysteriously disappeared

He vanished after the family’s nanny was found dead at his home.

# murder - Friday 29 January, 2016

Daniel Pelka’s killer found dead in prison cell

The boy’s mother, Magdelena Luczak, hanged herself in a separate prison last year.

‘I hope he comes out of jail a better man’ – Mother says she gets masses said for daughter’s killer

Georgina O’Donnell was just 20 when she was shot by a man who had intended to shoot his wife.

# murder - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

New arrest made in case of college lecturer stabbed to death while walking to work

Daniel Young was killed in an unprovoked attack while walking to work in London on 19 January.

Murdered by the IRA, the body of this British Army Captain has been missing for 40 years

Nairac was believed to have been undercover as an IRA member when he was killed.

# murder - Monday 25 January, 2016

Three years on, we’re no closer to knowing who killed Garda Adrian Donohoe…

Garda Donohoe was killed in the line of duty at Lordship, Co Louth, on 25 January 2013.

21-year-old Dean Johnston was murdered over ‘minor dispute’ with locals

The young Dublin man was gunned down as he sat in the back of a friend’s car in 2011.

# murder - Sunday 24 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘I’m sorry for what I did to your mother and father’

Ireland’s longest serving prisoner has been in jail since 1964 and has never applied for parole.

# murder - Friday 22 January, 2016

Father shot dead by his 14-year-old son was training him for a “zombie apocalypse”

Idaho teenager Eldon Samuel III had been taught how to “shoot them in the head.”

Gardaí set up checkpoints as Kenneth O’Brien murder investigation intensifies

They are also appealing for members of the public to check their premises.

# murder - Thursday 21 January, 2016

US executes man over 2001 ‘erotic asphyxiation’ murder

Pope Francis was said to have been following the case.

# murder - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Man found guilty of murdering man in laneway

A jury unanimously found Seamus Morgan guilty.

# murder - Sunday 17 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘God help me. The devil made me do it’

In the 1970s, two serial killers from the UK came to Ireland planning to rape and kill a woman every week.

# murder - Thursday 14 January, 2016

English man jailed for life for “barbaric” murder of his two-week old daughter

“It is almost impossible to believe that anyone could subject a tiny baby to such a disgusting attack, let alone her own father.”

DNA from condom and cigarette lead to arrest of Senegalese man over Ashely Olsen murder

The American artist was found strangled and with skull fractures in her Italian apartment.

# murder - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

What led to this Irishman’s exoneration, 74 years after he was executed?

Inconsistencies in medical evidence and several failings during the trial were identified in the case.

Man arrested over murder of Dubliner whose body was found in Meath field

Paul Gallagher’s body was discovered in a field in Co Meath in 2014.

# murder - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Suspect in murder of Eastenders actress set to face extradition after being found hiding in Ghana

Sian Blake and her two children were found dead in her home last week.

# murder - Sunday 10 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘All I went for was a few bob. I hadn’t it in mind at all to kill her’

Through the Freedom of Information Act, discovered there are just three men who have been imprisoned for over 40 years for murders committed back in the 1960s and 1970s.

‘Gentle, kind, beautiful’ American woman found dead with bruised neck in Italian apartment

Ashley Olsen was well known among the artistic Florence community.

# murder - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Here’s everything all the main players have been saying about Making a Murderer

We read the Internet so you don’t have to.

# murder - Friday 8 January, 2016

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

The discovery of a body in Limerick, a rally on Moore Street and an attack on an Egyptian hotel.

Judge rules man fit to stand to trial over horrific beheading of workmate

Alton Nolen is accused of beheading an administrator at the food plant where he had just been suspended.

# murder - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Former Eastenders actor and two sons died from ‘head and neck injuries’

Sian Blake’s husband, and father of her two sons, is reported to have fled the UK.

# murder - Monday 4 January, 2016

Three strikes and life: This is Renua’s radical policy on crime

Renua’s election manifesto includes a measure that would jail some repeat burglars for life.

# murder - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Murder, theft, corruption – The most notorious crimes in American history

These are crimes that will not soon be forgotten.

Serial killers haven’t gone away, you know

Serial killers live and work among us and reside in our prisons, with little or no attention given to them, writes John O’Keeffe.

# murder - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Chicago police officer pleads not guilty to murder of black teen who was shot 16 times

The incident occurred in 2014 and led to protests in Chicago.

# murder - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Iron Mike Malloy: The Donegal man they tried nine times to kill

Greed, murder and whiskey: How an indestructible Irishman finally fell foul of New York City in the 1930s.

# murder - Thursday 24 December, 2015

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Just one more sleep until Christmas. Here’s what you need to know.

Three decades on, 15-year-old Gerard Morgan’s murderer has never been punished

The teenager was shot dead at the front door of his family home in 1982.

# murder - Monday 21 December, 2015

Dubliner found guilty of murdering man he found lying in his bed

The victim’s mother said there were no adequate words to describe the “pain, anger and despair” she felt.

# murder - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Harry Gleeson granted Ireland’s first posthumous pardon, 74 years after his execution

He was hanged in 1941 after being convicted of murdering Mary McCarthy.

# murder - Friday 18 December, 2015

There were almost 30,000 burglaries in Ireland in the first nine months of 2015

It’s not all bad news however, murder offences have fallen by almost a third.

# murder - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Man who should have been in prison when murdering his ex-girlfriend’s partner given life sentence

James Connors had failed to return to prison from Christmas leave when he murdered Jason Ryan in January 2012.

# murder - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

# murder - Monday 14 December, 2015

Cold case: £20k reward for information about sexual assault and murder of primary school teacher

The 52-year-old woman lived her life “totally at odds” with how she died, according to her sister Penny Barnes.

# murder - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Three youths arrested over murder of young man in Belfast

Police say the man had sustained a number of injuries.

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