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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about IS targeted by strikes in Syria, Irish troop deployments the ploughing championships.

Straight lines, traffic jams and Garda fans: Here’s 8 things we learned at the National Ploughing Championships…

It’s closing time in Ratheniska — but 82,000 people have been wandering the fields and checking out the sights since early this morning.

Irish Water’s spokeswoman was on Prime Time tonight. Here’s what she said:

Elizabeth Arnett answered questions from the audience in studio and online.

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.

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‘If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?’

TDs have been debating a Sinn Féín-proposed motion on homelessness.

From The Score Liverpool’s first goal against Middlesbrough was scored by a kid born in 1997 Young Gun

Liverpool’s first goal against Middlesbrough was scored by a kid born in 1997

You feel really good about yourself now, don’t you?

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: MONKeano’s squad, lazy journalists, and the rest of today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: MONKeano’s squad, lazy journalists, and the rest of today’s sport

There were GAA fans ripping up All-Ireland tickets and Munster added a big name to their long-term injury list.

Opinion: Forget the ‘Celtic Phoenix’ nonsense – Ireland’s Special Olympians should be our inspiration

Special Olympians have risen above the sort of hardship most of us can barely imagine; their spirit should inspire Ireland’s national recovery.

About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren’t happy

It’s the largest military exercise in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the troubles

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

‘The clock ticks’: Kenny calls for urgent climate change action

The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.

From Business ETC ‘Rising consumer confidence’ prompts CPM to recruit for 300 new jobs Sales

‘Rising consumer confidence’ prompts CPM to recruit for 300 new jobs

The company is looking for 150 full-time and 150 temporary staff.

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Michael Noonan was told to scrap water charges in the Budget. Here’s how he took it…

The Finance Minister was upbeat in slapping down the suggestion.

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.

Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year

Planning permission for the project could be decided upon in the first half of next year.

The government still thinks it can end long term homelessness by 2016

The Dublin Simon Community said today that the target is “unachievable”.

Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?

President Higgins has made public statements on the issue at several events in recent weeks…

Newbridge ad deemed too sexy (not the Ronan O’Gara one)

The advertisement was deemed ‘overtly sexual in nature’ and ‘provocative’ by the ASAI.

Poll: What would you do if you found €3,000? Your Say This post contains a poll

Panda worker found almost €3,000 in a skip and got it back to the rightful owner

The woman dumped the cash by mistake when clearing out her fathers house after he recently passed away.

From Business ETC Eircom is the newest arrival at the very-crowded movie download party Eirflix?

Eircom is the newest arrival at the very-crowded movie download party

Troubled telecoms company joins Netflix, Sky Movies and many others in the video-on-demand biz.

From The Daily Edge 13 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships Furrowed Brows

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care

Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.

Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Charities don’t want to see tax cuts in the Budget

They’d much prefer their funding back.

From The Score Would you rip up an All-Ireland ticket to win money for your club? – This Kerry fan did All-Ireland

Would you rip up an All-Ireland ticket to win money for your club? – This Kerry fan did

The ultimate dilemma faced GAA fans outside Croke Park last Sunday.

Five jump through upstairs window to escape house fire

The fire broke out at 3.55am today.

Coveney defends himself after criticism that he’s not on top of the beef crisis

The Agriculture Minister says the price of beef is down to global markets.

From The Score Onus on Noble to make himself available for Ireland selection – O’Neill Ongoing Saga

Onus on Noble to make himself available for Ireland selection – O’Neill

The Irish boss also says he is keeping tabs on Ipswich striker David McGoldrick.

Bord Gáis theatre sold for €28m to Celtic Tiger winners

Couple who made millions selling hotels before the crash buy theatre which cost €80m to build.

Some of Ireland’s strangest old laws are to be repealed

Did you know we’re (kind of) at war with Denmark?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore are at the UN Climate Summit but China and India are no shows

Leaders from China and India, two of the world’s largest polluters, are not attending.

Timeline: Search for answers after death of Dhara Kivlehan

The 29 year old died four years ago after giving birth to a baby boy.

From Business ETC Tax inversions inverted: US moves on loopholes used by Ireland-based companies Taxing Talk

Tax inversions inverted: US moves on loopholes used by Ireland-based companies

Confused? We look at US corporate tax reforms and how they could affect this country.

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