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Dublin store manager dies fighting in Ukraine; care worker caught with coke and guns and flip flop links woman to stabbing

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Oleksandr Zavhorodniy, known to his friends as Alex, had lived in Ireland for 20 years

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  • Family devastated as former Dublin store manager dies fighting in Ukraine

The separated father-of-two had been in Ireland for over 20 years and worked at Aldi in Sandyford, where he was deputy manager.

Oleksandr Zavhorodniy (45), known to his friends as Alex, died on March 30 when the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine came under heavy bombardment.

  • Ballymun care worker caught with €30k of cocaine, machine gun and handgun jailed

James Murphy (48), who had no history of drug dealing, was jailed for five years.

The court heard James Murphy had built up a drug debt and was forced to agree to store the drugs and firearms.

  • Woman arrested over Longford takeaway stabbing after flip flop found at scene

The woman, who is suspected of being the getaway driver, is the second person to be detained by detectives.

It comes after a man in his early 20s sustained a number of wounds to his upper body during an incident at Luigis fast food restaurant.

  • Shocking footage shows donated NHS ambulance destroyed by Russian strikes on Ukraine hospital

CCTV footage shows a bomb hitting the ambulance as it was parked outside the Regional Children's Hospital in Mykolaiv.

The head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council said that two people - a man and a child – were killed during the strike.

  • Leopardstown paedo who sexually abused three children is jailed for nine months

The victims of Iosach O Riain (62) told of the devastating effects of the abuse on their childhood and adult lives.

  • Notorious 'I-65' serial killer finally identified over 30 years on using DNA

The serial killer murdered three women and raped a fourth at motels along Interstate 65 in both Indiana and Kentucky between 1987 and 1990.

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