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The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Wang Zengxiang plays as high voltage of up to 1 million volts, generated by a Tesla coil transformer, runs through his body during a stunt performance in Changle, Fujian Province of China. (Photo: Liu Tao/ChinaFotoPress)

THINGS WE LEARNED

#COURTS The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has welcomed the news that the Director of Public Prosecutions is to appeal the sentence handed down to Anthony Lyons, who was found guilty of sexually attacking a woman two years ago.

#WEATHER Batten down the hatches, as Met Éireann says that gale force winds and heavy rain are on their way, bringing with them a high risk of flooding. Between 30 – 50mm of rain is expected to fall, with low pressure and high tides to cause dangerous conditions in parts of east Leinster and south Munster.

#TRAGEDY Two bodies were found today during a search of the Clare coast for two fishermen who had not returned back to Quilty. Their bodies were recovered, after a search by the coast guard and lifeboats, off Spanish Point. Another marine tragedy also occurred today when the body of John O’Leary was found in a separate search off Castletownbere in Co Cork. O’Leary and his 17-year-old son had been tipped into the water when their small boat capsized yesterday evening. His son managed to swim to shore and raise the alarm.

#TIA SHARP Police are investigating the theory that schoolgirl Tia Sharp may have been smothered. Her body was discovered wrapped in a black bed sheet and a black plastic bag in her grandmother’s loft on Friday following a week-long search for the 12-year-old. No major injuries were noted on her body besides brusing. Her grandmother’s partner, Stuart Hazell, was remanded in custody after being charged with her murder.

#HEALTH CRISIS Patients have said they were angered by Sports Minister Michael Ring’s comments at the Team Ireland homecoming. But he said that his comments about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight the importance of keeping the nation healthy through exercise. One patient told TheJournal.ie that his comment “was so insensitive”.

THINGS WE LOVED

(Pete the Vet/Facebook)

THINGS WE SHARED

(AssociatedPress/Youtube)

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