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Dublin: 23 °C Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

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


Family flowers on the coffin of Seamus Heaney. (Liam McBurney/PA Wire)




(Dave Thompson/PA Wire)

#SYRIA: A French intelligence report says the Syrian regime was solely responsible for a deadly chemical weapons attack.

#MEGA BUCKS: Vodafone has sold its stake in US company Verizon for $130 billion.

#TRIAL: Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell appeared in court facing charges of rape and indecent assault of a child.

#INVESTIGATION: A 1-year-old baby in a buggy was shot dead in New York City.


  • They’re looking increasingly more likely – so here’s what Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft are doing about smartwatches. [Guardian]
  • Two Danish architects have come up with this insane/practical/imaginative concept for narrow apartments to fill the tiny gaps between existing buildings. [Dezeen]
  • A Facebook flaw allowed hackers to delete posted photos [CNET]


Ancient Romans used nanotechnology to make a colour-change goblet. Seriously. [Usvsth3m]

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