Northern Ireland

Former Irish News journalist killed in Dublin attack

A former Irish News journalist has been killed in an attack in Dublin.

Eugene Moloney, 55, died after he was attacked at Camden Street in the city in the early hours of Sunday at about 04:30 BST.

He received medical attention at the scene. He was then taken to St James' Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sources said he was hit with a single blow to the head after words were exchanged with a number of people on the street.

Mr Moloney began his career at the Irish News in the 1970s. He was a news reporter and talented features writer with a passion for music.

He moved to Dublin where he worked for the Irish Independent for more than 20 years.

He then took redundancy and went travelling in Europe and southeast Asia.

He recently moved back to Dublin and was working as a freelance journalist.