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news wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.


1. Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in the latest water charges protest in Dublin, starting right about now.

2. There is shock and disgust after last night’s Prime Time report on the Áras Attracta care home.

3. Children as young as 15 are being recruited into organised criminal gangs to help with drug dealing and tiger kidnappings, RTÉ reports.

4. Hundreds of people were without power this morning as gale force winds battered Ireland.

5. A US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize is going to kindly donate some of his millions to an Irish university.

Main pic: Giant waves hit the lighthouse wall in Whitehaven, England, taken by Owen Humphreys/PA.