Ireland Today bring you an round up of the day’s news
By Mark O’Brien (tweet: @markjsobrien)
Irish actor criticises Government inaction on homelessness
An Irish actor who has worked with Anne Hathaway and Julianne Moore has criticised the Irish Government for not doing more to help the homeless. Glenn Gannon, who will shortly be releasing a memoir on his journey from homelessness to Hollywood told Ireland Today: “This Government needs to address this as a national emergency. They need to act now. It’s no good promising us modular homes that might come on track or 200 emergency beds in Dublin when we need 500.”
Man handed life sentence for 21 year old murder
A 41 year old man has been handed a life sentence after confessing to a murder that occurred in 1994. Howard Kelly walked into a garda station and confessed to murdering 48 year old Margot Seery in her home in Kenilworth Square, Dublin 6. According to the Irish Independent Ms Seery’s daughter Niamh Holiday had a statement read out in court stating that she was relieved that the truth had finally come out.
Man injured in Cabra shooting
A man is in a serious condition in the Mater Hospital after being shot in Cabra yesterday evening. According to thejournal.ie the man was shot up to four times in the back while he was walking his dog
Abbey Theatre acknowledges gender imbalance in 1916 centenary programme
The Abbey Theatre has acknowledged that Waking the Nation, its 1916 centenary programme, does not represent gender equality. Only one of the ten plays in the programme has been written by a woman and this has sparked a debate on social media under the hashtag #WakingTheFeminists. The Irish Times report that they have received a flurry of letters on the issue. As a result, the Board and Director of the Abbey Theatre have decided to hold a public debate on the issue in the Abbey Theatre on Thursday 12 November at 1pm.
Aung San Suu Kyi heading for election victory
The Guardian are reporting that Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party are heading for election success in Myanmar. A total of 498 seats are being contested in the upper and lower houses of the parliament and the party is on track to win over 70% of the seats which will end decades of military rule in the country.