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Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.


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1. There was a bomb threat called into the Minister for the Environment’s office this morning.

2. Gardaí were not heavy-handed at the weekend’s water charge protests, according to the Justice Minister. However, this video has sparked much debate.

3. A Polish worker was awarded €12,000 at the Equality Tribunal because of unfair treatment by his employer, Tesco Ireland.

4. There has been an outbreak of bird flu at a duck farm in England.

5. Two people have died in separate incidents on the roads. A woman in her 80s was killed as she crossed the road and a teenager died in Roscommon when the car he was a passenger in struck a wall.

6. Rents are still on the up, says’s latest report.

7. Band Aid 30 has been released – and raised £1 million in the first ‘four or five minutes’.

Source: Malik Zayn/YouTube

Main image: Mount Pleasant Cottage in Ceinws, Wales, former home of Mark Bridger, who murdered April Jones goes under demolition, following the purchase of the property by the Welsh government.

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