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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a miscarriage of justice, live-tweets from Gaza, and dating site experiments.
Jul 29th 2014, 11:21 PM 18,390 0

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


Horse Racing - 2014 Summer Festival - Day Two- Galway Racecourse The injured leg of jockey Moira McElligott at the parade ring during day two of the Galway Races today. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

  • The Court of Criminal Appeal has ruled that the conviction of Co Meath man Martin Conmey for killing his teenage neighbour was a “miscarriage of justice”.
  • Five men have been arrested in connection with a burglary at a house in Dunlavin, Co Wicklow yesterday which was interrupted by the homeowner.
  • A judge sentencing three men for a violent attack on two US tourists in Dublin has criticised the juvenile justice system for being incapable of dealing with the young men. [RTÉ]
  • This graph shows the scale of the gender divide among civil service staff.
  • Justice Department secretary general Brian Purcell could keep his €200,000-a-year salary, but it is not clear where he will be reassigned.
  • Corkman Vincent Walsh who flew to France recently to walk El Camino de Santiago has been reported missing.
  • Ireland’s government deficit fell to 5.6% of GDP in Q1 of 2014.
  • Concerns have been raised over Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael.


Mideast Israel Palestinians Palestinians gather around a UN aid agency car damaged by shrapnel from an Israeli strike in the Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza. UN aid agency worker Mounir Haggar and his brother Bassir, who were in the car, were killed. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#LISTEN: A teenage girl in Gaza has been livetweeting her experiences during an Israeli rocket attack, including this audio of a bomb exploding outside.

#UKRAINE: Here’s how fighting in Ukraine is holding up the investigation into Flight MH17.

#GHOST HOUSING: Spain also has ghost estates and unemployed families are moving in as squatters.


  • A new vulnerability found in older versions of Android could allow malware to take control of phones, apps and user data.
  • Dating site OkCupid says it has carried out various experiments with its users.


Can you remember your first taste of chocolate? Despite growing cocoa beans for a living, these Ivory Coast farmers had never tasted chocolate before this television crew shared some treats:

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