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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Gardaí search marshland in hunt for missing Ciara Breen, rape charges for Nelson Mandela’s grandson – and Vincent says he’s not going anywhere.
Aug 18th 2015, 11:05 PM 17,154 4

Updated 11.05pm

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


18/08/2015. Garda Search Operation Dundalk 18th Au Source: Sasko Lazarov

  • Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Ciara Breen in 1997 searched marshland in Dundalk.
  • The funeral of murdered former IRA man Kevin McGuigan took place in Belfast.
  • Vincent Browne said he wasn’t going anywhere. 
  • Donald Trump said he wanted to scrap the J-1 programme. 
  • It was confirmed households would soon be receiving a new letter about Irish Water. 
  • Upgrade work began on the Phoenix Park rail tunnel. 
  • Gardaí found two luxury cars that had been dismantled loaded inside a trailer destined for Lithuania.
  • Kildare County Council denied rumours it was demolishing a housing estate to facilitate a private development. 
  • And a Kerryman was celebrating after swimming across the English Channel


Taiwan Dance Dancers from the "Legend Lin Dance Theatre" perform during a rehearsal at the National Theatre Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. Source: Chiang Ying-ying

#US: TV host Rosie O’Donnell tweeted for help finding her teenage daughter, who’s been missing for a week.

#MH370: France said it was calling off the hunt for wreckage from missing MH370 after air and sea searches off its Indian Ocean territory of Reunion.

#SOUTH AFRICA: Nelson Mandela‘s 24-year-old grandson has appeared in court on charges of raping a 15-year-old.


  • Scientists say a bone unearthed in Africa is the part of the oldest “modern” hand ever found. 
  • And Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has joined Donald Trump’s List of Enemies. [CNET]


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PS: If you haven’t caught it yet – they’re repeating the last season of Love/Hate on RTÉ 1, late at night. Fran’s in a spot of bother in tonight’s episode. (‘Plus ca change’ – as Fran himself is fond of saying).

fran Source: Screengrab/RTÉ

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