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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

A potential water shortage, the HPV vaccine and a fatal fire in London had everyone talking today.

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


0141 Take Back The City Protest copy Edith Tomey (6) from Cabra in Dublin pictured at the Take Back The City housing protest in Dublin city centre. Source: Sasko Lazarov/

  • The water supply in Dublin could fail after 70 days, Irish Water warned.
  • A man in his 60s lost his legal bid to leave a nursing home.
  • The €1.5 million in sports funding announced by Minister Shane Ross is new funding that will be added to his department’s budget.
  • The HPV vaccine is to be extended to boys next year.
  • 200 members of services union Siptu are planning on leaving its membership in solidarity with a group of ESB workers who were expelled two weeks ago.
  • 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn when under the age of 13, according to a new survey.
  • The RDS secured the go-ahead for a new three-tier 6,481-capacity Anglesea Stand.
  • The Workplace Relations Commission ruled that Applus, the national car test (NCT) firm, was right to sack a test centre administrator who is alleged to have told a customer to ‘F**k off’.


beer Keith Nichols of the North Sussex Campaign for Real Ale at the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia in London. Source: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

#LONDON: Police launched a murder investigation after a seven-year-old boy died in a fire.

#GERMANY: A court handed down lengthy jail sentences to a couple for repeatedly sexually abusing their young son and selling him to paedophiles online.

#INDONESIA: Irish tourists were among those evacuated from the Gili Islands after a second deadly earthquake within a week.

#BRITAIN: Prime Minister Theresa May backed calls for her former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to apologise for disparaging comments he made about Muslim women wearing burqas.

#HOLLYWOOD: The West Hollywood City Council unanimously approved a resolution seeking to remove US President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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