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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Callely case back in High Court, North Korea talks tough on nuclear weapons – and a senator suggests a location change for the Seanad.

Updated at 11.15pm

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


21/7/2015 Pictured are Taoiseach and Fine Gael lea Enda Kenny, Garda Aisling Dillon and Garda Eamonn Gillespie at the launch of the Low Paid Commission report on the National Minimum Wage in Dublin. Source: Mark Stedman

  • The Government’s Low Pay Commission issued a recommendation to increase the National Minimum Wage by 50 cent an hour.
  • The High Court said the Minister for Justice was wrong in refusing to grant former politician Ivor Callely enhanced remission.
  • It was revealed that someone’s been stealing toys from Crumlin Children’s Hospital. 
  • A Hiqa report revealed residents at a community hospital were only given a bath or shower once a month.
  • Plans for a replacement for the Asgard II sail training vessel were revealed. 
  • It emerged a man from Northern Ireland died just hours after arriving in Ibiza for a holiday with friends.
  • Labour senator Lorraine Higgins revealed details of another death threat. 
  • A man’s body was found in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. 
  • And a senator has suggested moving the Seanad to the Phoenix Park (temporarily). 


nas Nasa has released the first full photo of Earth taken in 43 years. Source: NASA

#NORTH KOREA: The regime in North Korea has been talking tough on nuclear weapons, in the wake of the Iran deal.

#FRANCE: Remains belonging to victims of Nazi anatomy professor August Hirt have been found at a forensic medicine institute in Strasbourg.

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