The top four things you need to know – Friday April 29

The Cork woman charged with the murder of two-year-old Santina Cawley refused to take her home after being asked to do so by the child’s father

That’s according to the accused’s friend, Martina Higgins.

She was giving evidence in the trial at the Central Criminal Court in Cork.

Karen Harrington of Lakelands Crescent in Mahon denies the murder of Santina Cawley at Elderwood Park on the Boreenamanna Road on the 5th of July 2019.


Ukraine’s President’s arguing a missile strike on Kyiv yesterday – just hours after holding talks with the head of the UN there – ‘says a lot about Russia’s attitude towards global institutions’.

He says five missiles hit the capital.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy went on to claim Moscow’s advances are continuing in the eastern Donbas region.


The Social Democrats Co-Leader is ‘very concerned’ ownership of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group has been transferred to St. Vincent’s Holdings.

The Religious Sisters of Charity’s transferred it to the new charitable company, which will own the land on which the National Maternity Hospital will be built.

The religious group says it will play no role in the future of the hospital, but there are concerns because the land is not owned by the State.


Ed Sheeran rocked Cork last night at a packed Pairc ui Chaoimh

The Shape of you singer took to the stage in front of over 35 thousand fans for the first of two nights at the Leeside Venue

A packed setlist saw the English performer play all his big hit, along with a number of Covers.

Sheeran returns to the Pairc ui Chaoimh stage again this evening.


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