The top four things you need to know – Friday December 2nd

A man’s been shot dead in the North.

The shooting in Newry is being condemned.

The shooting happened in the Ardcarn Park area of Newry yesterday evening,

A man was pronounced dead at the scene which was sealed off last night by police.

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has condemned the gun attack.

Post-mortem examinations are to be carried out today on the bodies of two men found in Co Monaghan.

A 37-year-old from Co Armagh died after he was hit by a car at the Ballynacarry Bridge on the Castleblayney to Dundalk Road yesterday morning.

Separately, a man in his 60s was discovered with stab wounds at a house in Broomfield.


Gerry Hutch will find out this morning whether a secretly recorded conversation between him and former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall can be allowed into evidence.

The judges in the Regency Hotel murder trial have spent the past few days considering the arguments on whether or not the audio is admissible.


A network of organisations working to improve Ireland’s response to violence against women says the lack of refuge places needs to be urgently addressed.

The Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women report says the number of refuges, safe homes and other emergency accommodation strategies must be increased to 500 to reach the Istanbul Convention’s standard.

It says there are currently 319 refuge beds available.


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