The top four things you need to know – Wednesday May 11th

The woman accused of murdering Santina Cawley told Gardai that all of the evidence seemed to point to her having committed the crime when she was shown photos of the apartment where the child was found, but insisted that she would never hurt a child.

38-year-old Karen Harrington of Lakelands Crescent in Mahon in Cork is charged with murdering the two-year-old at 26 Elderwood Park on the Boreenmanna Road on the 5th of July 2019.


A murder investigation is under way after a mother-of-two was stabbed up to 12 times in Dublin.

Lisa Thompson was killed at her home in Sandyhill Gardens in Ballymun, where her body was found yesterday afternoon.

The 51-year-old was not involved in crime, and no one has been arrested so far.


Stormont’s would-be first minister’s still calling on the DUP to enter power-sharing – ahead of tomorrow’s midday deadline for a decision.

But the party’s leader, Jeffrey Donaldson, says he’ll not give up his Westminster seat until issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.

This would be necessary if he was to take his place at Stormont.


The Dáil will today debate a plan that would increase the minimum wage by around 25% by 2025.

It’s currently €10.50 cents an hour – compared to the ‘living wage’ of €12.90

Under Labour’s bill, the minimum wage would match the living wage within three years.


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