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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 15 December, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…

Updated 11.06pm

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

John O Regan Crime Scenes The scene of the shooting in Ballymun Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland



Ukraine Ukrainian army troops today. Source: AP Photo/Sergei Grits

#UKRAINE: Tensions are running high in Ukraine after the acting president announced the start of an ‘anti-terrorist operation‘ against pro-Russian separatists. There are fears that it could be the start of civil war in the country. [BBC]

#KANSAS CITY: A former member of the KKK has been charged with murder after shooting 3 people at Jewish sites in the US and shouting ‘Heil Hitler’. All three victims were Christian.

#BOSTON BOMBING: Boston has marked the first anniversary of the two bombs which hit the city’s marathon last year, killing three people and wounding more than 260 others. []

#MAX CLIFFORD: Jurors have retired to consider their verdicts in the sex assault trial of public relations guru Max Clifford.


  • NASA is asking members of the public to select the spacesuit of the future. No pressure. [Guardian
  • Get ready to pay for things with your veins – at least, if this apparently fool-proof plan by developers takes off. [Quartz]


In April 1971, the first ever transatlantic flight left from Dublin to New York. An RTE camera crew was on board and recorded the whole thing for posterity, including the giant seats, interesting-looking food, and awkward Irish people trying to look cool in front of the camera. “It’s so damn big that walking down its corridors is almost like a stroll down Grafton  Street,” the presenter notes, as he strolls through the plane. Quite. [RTE Archive]

Originally published 8.59pm

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