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Don’t have time to mull over the news – here’s everything you need to know.
Oct 21st 2014, 12:50 PM 13,304 3

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1. Oscar Pistorius is going to jail. And will not compete in Rio 2016.

2. Three cases linked to the alleged rape of Maíria Cahill will be reviewed by the Public Prosecutions Service in Northern Ireland.

3. There are no plans to sack the board of Irish Water. That’s according to the Finance Minister.

4. Speaking of Irish Water, its controversy count is now at unlucky number 13.

5. A miracle in Europe: A paralysed Bulgarian man, treated by Polish surgeons using a technique discovered in London, has walked for the first time.

6. Fashion legend Oscar de la Renta has died. He was 82.

7. Enda will be happy with this one – Ireland has been named (by Lonely Planet) as one of the best countries in the world to visit in 2015.

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