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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Today everyone’s been talking about a grim discovery in Offaly, Ireland’s bond market return and Ralf Lauren’s niece in a pub courtroom.

Updated 10.58 PM

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


A road sealed off by gardaí leading to the scene in Kilbride, Co Offaly where a man’s body was discovered in a drain. (Pic: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)




A crew member of the Danish warship Esbern Snare wears a protective mask as they escorted chemical weapons from Syria. (Pic: AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

#SYRIA: The first shipment of chemical material has been removed from Syria under a deal to rid the country of its chemical arsenal.

#VENEZUELA: A Former Miss Venezuela and her British husband were shot dead in South America. Despite early reports that the man was Irish this does not appear to be the case.

#SCOTLAND: Edinburgh Airport was evacuated and closed for a time today following the discovery of a suspicious package.

#SPAIN: A judge has summoned the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos of Spain to appear in court over accusations of fraud and money-laundering. [BBC]



(Youtube / Selina Miratz)

You may have seen that former NBA star Dennis Rodman is currently in North Korea, accompanied in fact by Irish journalist Matt Cooper. Well Rodman was on CNN today to defend his trip which has been criticised by politicians in the US. His appearance did not go so well.

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