Five headlines you need to know about today
Here is a roundup of the five biggest headlines to come out of Ireland today. Take a look at the info you should know about.
US golfer arrested at Donald Trump’s club for carrying knife
A US golfer was arrested at Donald Trump’s Shannon golf resort after pulling out a knife during a drunken row in the clubhouse.
New Yorker Anthony Criscione, 33, had been part of the team that won the inaugural Trump Celtic Links Challenge in Doonbeg.
However, celebrations turned to aggression in the clubhouse, after a row broke out and Mr Criscione was arrested for taking the lock knife from his pocket.
Mr Criscione spent the night in a cell and the following day the case went before the court. After review of the CCTV, it was revealed that Mr Criscione had actually placed the knife on the bar so that he would not be tempted to use it during any physical conflict.
Supt Martin McGonnell told the court: “In fairness to the defendant, during the course of his business he normally carries a knife and he didn’t know it wasn’t allowed in Ireland to carry a knife.”
The case was struck off by the judge in light of the evidence, and given that Mr Criscione had pleaded guilty to carrying the knife.