Your Tuesday evening news catch-up

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a hit-and-run killed a toddler in the Phoenix Park, a woman’s body has been found in Co. Wicklow, the invincibility of Tiger Woods is gone forever, Rand Paul has announced his US presidency bid and the latest Snapchat update has brought about new changes. These are some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this evening.

Your Tuesday evening news catch-up

TOP STORY

Gardaí issue appeal for car seen near hit-and-run that killed toddler

Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses to the hit-and-run that killed a two-year-old girl on the North Road, Phoenix Park, yesterday evening

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IRELAND

LATEST: Woman's body discovered in Co Wicklow

Gardaí are expected to launch a murder inquiry following the discovery of a woman's body in County Wicklow this afternoon.

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MOST READ: Low-paid teachers to get €1m in backpay

Over €1m in backpay will be paid by the Department of Education to up to 2,000 teachers over the next week — almost two years after revised salaries were agreed.

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SPORT

LATEST: Rodgers admits: 'we haven't played well'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes recent defeats are down to his players’ own failings rather than the opposition having cracked their system.

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MOST READ: Why era of the invincible Tiger Woods is gone forever

Ernie Els has always been a rugby player at heart, a big and bruising heavyweight champion in a sport, golf, that doesn’t fancy itself for that weight class.

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ANALYSIS

MOST READ: Chris Hadfield to recall a northside Cork boy's links to the Space Age

Ray Ryan explores the links between a Canadian astronaut, former US president John F Kennedy, and a boy who grew up to tell tales of Cork City’s northside.

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EXAMVIRAL

LATEST: WATCH: Spanish band take the mick out of Ryanair in song

Catalonian band Sidonie have penned a tongue-in-cheek song after feeling let down by the service on low fares airline Ryanair.

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MOST READ: PIC: Meath court hears worst excuse ever for traffic violation

A motorist in Co Meath may have come up with the single worst excuse of all time in Trim court last week.

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WORLD

 

LATEST: Rand Paul announces US presidency bid

Senator Rand Paul, a favourite of the conservative tea party movement and frequent antagonist of leaders of his own Republican Party, has declared his candidacy for US president.

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MOST READ: Florist who refused gays raises $85k

A florist in the US fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers has netted more than $85,000 in a crowdfunding campaign.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: Russia sees imports fall by a third

Russia said its imports have fallen by more than a third, as international sanctions and the low value of the ruble isolate the country from global markets.

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MOST READ: Budding entrepreneurs to gather for UCC event

Young entrepreneurs from Ireland and farther afield will gather for three days of start-up workshops at UCC this weekend.

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LIFESTYLE

Seven things we’ll miss about Mad Men

It’s almost time to bid a final farewell to the 1960s-set show. But first, from suave suits to subtle storylines to swift drinks, Keeley Bolger looks at what made it so special

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MOST READ: New book on Lord Lucan offers a killer punchline

As Graham Dwyer demonstrated, there  is an insatiable appetite for murder trials, especially when they involve people of privilege and leave endless questions unanswered. In the aftermath of the 40th anniversary of his disappearance, Caroline O’Doherty pores over a new book on Lord Lucan.

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SHOWBIZ

MOST READ: Dementia charity slams Katie Hopkins over latest tweets

Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has been accused of making “disgraceful” and “ill-informed” remarks about dementia patients by a leading charity.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Have you noticed those Snapchat changes? Here’s what you need to know…

If you’re a Snapchat user, you may have noticed that The Powers That Be have replaced the ’best friends’ feature with emoji.

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