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Gardaì Investigating Double Murder In Kilcock

Gardaì in Leixlip are investigating the death of two men who were murdered after a shooting at a house in Kilcock, Co Kildare.

The shooting happened at 10.20pm at a house on Rochford Avenue. The two men died instantly from the gunshot wounds while two other men who were at the house at the time were also injured.

It is believed that the men in the house were two Irish men and two foreign men.

It is believed that at least two gunmen, one armed with a shotgun and another with a hand gun, forced their way into the house and fired several shots.

Two men were taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, where they were pronounced dead.

One of the dead men is in his 30s and the second is believed to be in his late teens.

The two other injured men were taken to Tallaght Hospital and the Mater Hospital.

As of yet no motives for the attack have been revealed.

Minister Disappointed After Plans For Children`s Hospital Rejected

The Minister for Health has expressed his disappointment after An Bord Pleanála turned down planning permission for the proposed National Children’s Hospital in Dublin.

Dr James Reilly said the decision, which was reached after a majority verdict of three to one, will delay the provision of the best health services for children at a time when they need it most.

Reilly said the Government remains committed to the project and will study the decision urgently. He mentioned the possibility of a legal challenge from the government but accepted it is too early to think of such action.

Construction of the €650m hospital was due to be completed by 2016 and it would have been the biggest building project in the State.

An Bord Pleanála said the development would result in “a dominant, visually incongruous structure and would have a profound negative impact on the appearance and visual amenity of the city skyline”.

The board said the development would be inconsistent with and adversely affect the existing scale and character of the historic city.