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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The Hawe family inquest, six Garda stations to reopen, and Ryanair to recognise cabin crew unions.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


chernobyl children 88_90532515 A group of 30 children with special needs, from the Chernobyl affected region of Belarus arrives at Dublin Airport - pictured are Vera and Lorna Whyt from Malahide. Source: Sam Boal via

  • Clodagh Hawe and her three sons were ‘unlawfully killed’, the inquest into their deaths found. A verdict of suicide was returned for Alan Hawe
  • RTÉ apologised to former presidential candidate Seán Gallagher and paid him “substantial damages” over a broadcast during the 2011 presidential campaign
  • The body of a man in his 40s was found in an apartment in Cork this afternoon
  • Six Garda stations, including Stepaside station in Dublin, are to reopen
  • A University Hospital Kerry radiologist misdiagnosed seven serious cases involving cancer and other serious diseases
  • A Donegal nightclub is opening on St Stephen’s morning and will be serving from one minute after midnight
  • The grandmother of a protesting inmate was lifted up in a hoist to try to talk him down from a prison roof, a court has heard.

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Christmas at Whipsnade Zoo A brown bear enjoys a Christmas present stuffed with their favourite snack at a zoo in Bedfordshire. Source: PA Images

#US: At least three people were killed after a train derailed in Washington yesterday. It was traveling on a new route for the first time at three times the speed limit.

#AIRLINE: Ryanair has said that it will also recognise cabin crew unions after last week stating that the company would be recognising pilot unions for the first time

#A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME: Australian police accidentally published details of an operation to arrest a suspected North Korean agent on Twitter.


If you haven’t seen it yet, this wonderful picture of a nativity scene with a bit more bite than usual should pull at even the cruelest of hearts.

Pictured with the little puppy Jesus, we assume, are the three wise King Charles spaniels, and the local German Shepherd (sorry).

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