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From TheJournal.ie Nine killed in Peru prison protest against overcrowded conditions during pandemic Lima

Nine killed in Peru prison protest against overcrowded conditions during pandemic

Officials said the nine inmates were shot during clashes with authorities.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're just so grateful': 100 Irish citizens land back in Dublin after repatriation flight from Peru Coming Home

'We're just so grateful': 100 Irish citizens land back in Dublin after repatriation flight from Peru

Breandán from Co Cork said that it was a “surreal” experience having a Peruvian escort to the airport to catch the flight home.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Peru president kills himself after attempted police arrest Alan Garcia

Ex-Peru president kills himself after attempted police arrest

The attempted arrest took place at 6.30 am at Alan García’s home.

From TheJournal.ie Irish missionary set to return to Peru despite being shot by armed gang Gerard Desmond

Irish missionary set to return to Peru despite being shot by armed gang

Fr Desmond was attacked by an armed gang after he withdrew money to pay builders working on the primary school.

From TheJournal.ie Irish priest shot in the feet after being followed on way back from bank in Peru Lima

Irish priest shot in the feet after being followed on way back from bank in Peru

He was followed home by three armed men who beat him and shot him before taking money.

From The42 All Black out-half Sopoaga has reportedly agreed move to Wasps Sting In The Tail

All Black out-half Sopoaga has reportedly agreed move to Wasps

The vacuum behind Beauden Barrett has sucked another 10 to the northern hemisphere.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish architects have scooped a world prize for a brutalist university building Machu Picchu

Two Irish architects have scooped a world prize for a brutalist university building

Grafton Architects, led by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, won the first-ever RIBA International Prize for their project in Lima, Peru.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs mule Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru Cocaine Smuggling

Drugs mule Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru

The Scottish woman is on the way back to the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Melissa Reid to be released from prison in Peru Cocaine Smuggling

Melissa Reid to be released from prison in Peru

The Scottish woman was arrested in August 2013 with Michaella McCollum from Co Tyrone.

A wanted man thought his mugshot was 'terrible' so he sent police a selfie instead

Who among us would not, in fairness.

From TheJournal.ie Peru 2 to spend Christmas in Lima prison as strike delays court hearing Lima

Peru 2 to spend Christmas in Lima prison as strike delays court hearing

The two women had been hoping to be transferred to prisons in the UK to finish their sentences closer to their families.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bible-toting' police officers dressed up as priests to bust drug dealer Out On A Lima

'Bible-toting' police officers dressed up as priests to bust drug dealer

“As we are fighting crime, we have to be a little ingenious.”

From TheJournal.ie This whole community lives in a sprawling South American graveyard Peru

This whole community lives in a sprawling South American graveyard

The poor sleep among the dead in a neighbourhood just outside Peru’s capital city.

Dozens of dogs get hitched in mass canine wedding

The slightly bonkers big day happened in Lima, Peru over the weekend.

47 One Direction fans treated for asphyxia at Peru concert

The band are on a huge tour of South America.

From The42 Brazilian striker Lima scored with this absolute rocket in the Europa League Pick It Out

Brazilian striker Lima scored with this absolute rocket in the Europa League

The former Braga forward won the game for the Portuguese side in powerful style.

From TheJournal.ie 'Peru 2' may soon be one as Reid's parents pay to bring her home Drug Smuggling

'Peru 2' may soon be one as Reid's parents pay to bring her home

Reid’s parents have reportedly paid £3,500 so she can apply for a prison transfer and serve her sentence in Scotland, leaving her Northern Irish friend behind in Peru.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s been talking about the resignation of the CRC boss, the major jobs announcement in Limerick and tomorrow’s service for ‘Madiba’…

From TheJournal.ie Sentencing of ‘Peru 2′ postponed due to judges’ strike Peru

Sentencing of ‘Peru 2′ postponed due to judges’ strike

Michaela McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid were due to be sentenced today. No new date has been set for their court appearance.

From TheJournal.ie Peru pair face sentences of six years and 8 months Michaella McCollum Connolly

Peru pair face sentences of six years and 8 months

Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid entered guilty pleas at a court hearing last night.

From TheJournal.ie Michaella McCollum Connolly pleads guilty to drug offences in Peru Peru

Michaella McCollum Connolly pleads guilty to drug offences in Peru

She now faces a minimum of six years and eight months in prison with no parole.

From TheJournal.ie Michaella co-accused to plead guilty - reports Michaella McCollum Connolly

Michaella co-accused to plead guilty - reports

A guilty plea would ensure Melissa Reid a shorter sentence.

From TheJournal.ie The Peru two to consider their plea and the story of their kidnap and arrest Drug Trafficking

The Peru two to consider their plea and the story of their kidnap and arrest

Michaella McCollum Connolly’s lawyer also outlined the chain of events that led to her arrest.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in jail, and their wish list revealed Peru This post contains images

PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in jail, and their wish list revealed

Toilet roll, Pringles, Oreos and a sports bra, were among some of the items requested as well as stamps and envelopes to write letters home.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Michaella and Melissa refused bail and head to Peruvian jail Drug Trafficking This post contains images

PICS: Michaella and Melissa refused bail and head to Peruvian jail

The pair were arrested two weeks ago at Lima’s international airport with 11 kilograms of cocaine.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in Peruvian court over drug trafficking charges Drug Trafficking This post contains images

PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in Peruvian court over drug trafficking charges

Connolly’s lawyer Peter Madden said the Tyrone woman would be protesting her innocence.

From TheJournal.ie Michaella's brother visits her in Peruvian police custody ahead of trial Peru

Michaella's brother visits her in Peruvian police custody ahead of trial

He visited his sister at the national police anti-drug headquarters where Michaella and her companion Melissa Reid are being held.

From TheJournal.ie Irish priest in Lima: Michaella was 'conned' and prisons are 'violent' Drugs

Irish priest in Lima: Michaella was 'conned' and prisons are 'violent'

Michaella McCollum Connolly’s solicitor has flown to Peru ahead of today’s preliminary court hearing.

From TheJournal.ie “I don’t really want to talk to any journalist at any stage” – Michaella McCollum Connolly Michaella McCollum Connolly

“I don’t really want to talk to any journalist at any stage” – Michaella McCollum Connolly

In a video posted last night, Michaella says that she is not being given enough to drink.

From TheJournal.ie Michaella and Melissa's court appearance delayed in Peru Michaella McCollum Connolly

Michaella and Melissa's court appearance delayed in Peru

The pair have been visited by the former honorary consul of Ireland in Peru and Archbishop of Lima Seán Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Irish woman Michaella McCollum Connolly in Lima drugs bust Drugs Bust

Video: Irish woman Michaella McCollum Connolly in Lima drugs bust

Footage of a Peru police video has emerged. Watch it here.

From TheJournal.ie 'Missing' Michaella McCollum Connolly visited by British embassy in Peru Cocaine

'Missing' Michaella McCollum Connolly visited by British embassy in Peru

The larger the amount of drugs the longer the sentence in Peru, and if convicted, the women could face up to 25 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie 27 juvenile inmates escape from Peruvian jail Peru

27 juvenile inmates escape from Peruvian jail

The inmates, who broke out in two groups, took advantage of distractions over the New Year period to make a run for it.

From The42 Get up, Stand up: Irish paddle surfers off to Peru for world championships Making Waves This post contains videos

Get up, Stand up: Irish paddle surfers off to Peru for world championships

A group of six are set to compete in the very first international competition of its kind in Lima later this month.