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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about Irish Water, the apology to Justin Timberlake and how Ireland is a top spot for visitors next year…

Updated 23.18pm

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

File photo: Ireland is named top 5 countries in the world to visit Lonely Planet said Ireland was one of the top spots to visit next year. Eamonn Farrell / Photocall Ireland Eamonn Farrell / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland



#SOUTH AFRICA: Oscar Pistorius was jailed for 5 years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

#WEST AFRICA: Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports.

#UK: A Bulgarian man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again following pioneering surgery.

#US: Penneys has struck a deal with Sears to open its first US stores.

#US: Oscar de la Renta died aged 82.


  • Ever wondered what it would be like to live on Mars? []
  • You can actually use a physical USB key to log in to Gmail.
  • Do you judge people by their facial structure alone? Apparently a lot of us do. [The Atlantic]


Proof that Mr Obama is a pretty smooth operator. []

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First published 21.00pm

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