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Natalie McGuinness murder: Man due in court over Sligo killing

The woman who was murdered in Sligo in the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday was 23-year-old Natalie McGuinness

She was attacked at a house on Mailcoach Road in the town and died in hospital a short time later.

Police were confronted by a man with a knife when they arrived at the scene of the attack at about 10:30 local time. They shot him with a stun gun.

A 33-year-old man is to appear before Sligo District Court on Thursday, charged in connection with the murder.


Daniel O’Donnell for Late Late Country Show

Daniel O’Donnell is set to join a galaxy of stars for The Late Late Show country music special this Friday.

Fresh from his stint in the Strictly ballroom, Daniel will be giving his first major Irish television interview since he danced his way off the show. He’ll be chatting with host Ryan Tubridy about becoming even more of a household name in the UK and life as one of Ireland’s most iconic music stars. He’ll also be giving a very special performance of one of his most popular tracks. 

The man who started it all, Ireland’s king of country, Big Tom will be making a rare appearance. At nearly 80-years-old, Big Tom remains one of the biggest draws on the Irish country scene. And to top it off for country fans, he will be joined by The Mainliners as he performs his enduring hit “Four Country Roads”.danielodonnellstrictly.jpg

Scottish nurse with Donegal connections being treated for “ebola complications”

The BBC is reporting today that a Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola last Christmas has been readmitted to hospital.

Pauline Cafferkey, who has family roots in Rannyhual near Kincasslagh, has been flown to London via RAF Northolt, where she was transferred to a waiting ambulance under maximum precautions for infection control.

It is understood she will be readmitted to the Royal Free Hospital where she was originally treated for Ebola.

An NHS spokesperson in Glasgow says the 39 year old was readmitted to hospital because of “an unusual late complication in her illness”. The spokesperson added that while a number of close contacts are being followed up, the risk to the public is low.