Your Tuesday evening news catch-up

The water charge protest has politicised and energised Irish citizens who are no longer willing to take things lying down; A man who stopped taking medication ’to suppress sexual urges’ has been jailed for an attack on a woman; and a police volunteer denies shooting dead a suspect who was pinned to the ground. These are some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this evening.

Your Tuesday evening news catch-up

TOP STORY

Cork County Council told to acquire 1,217 houses

Cork County Council has been instructed by the Department of the Environment to ‘acquire’ 1,217 properties for social housing in the next three years, mainly by building them or leasing from the private sector.

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IRELAND

LATEST: Man who stopped taking medication 'to suppress sexual urges' jailed for attack on woman

A man who followed a woman home and attacked her before threatening to sexually assault and kill her has been jailed for five years.

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MOST READ: Cheating husband loses two homes, €18k a month, and half of pension

The wife of a repeated adulterer has been awarded the €1.6m family home, a €1.7m holiday home, €18,000 monthly maintenance, and half of his €1.8m pension scheme as part of the judicial separation.

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SPORT

LATEST: VIDEO: Arsene Wenger has a pop at Chelsea after win

Arsene Wenger had a chuckle with some journalists at Chelsea’s expense during a press conference at the weekend.

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Goalie saves and then scores bizarre OG

Al-Faisaly goalkeeper Mohammad Shatnawi scored one of the strangest own goals ever seen at the weekend.

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ANALYSIS

MOST READ: Temperature is set to rise in anti-water charge campaign

A study finds the water charge protest has politicised and energised Irish citizens who are no longer willing to take things lying down, writes Rory Hearne.

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EXAMVIRAL

LATEST: QUIZ: What type of holiday should you go on?

It’s that time of year again - endless Trip Advisor posts, travel blogs, YouTube reviews and countless recommendations from friends.

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MOST READ: Corrie viewers up in arms over local paper gaffe

Coronation Street’s local newspaper has come under fire from fans for shoddy editing and aggressive reporting.

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TECHNOW

LATEST: OnePlus 2 will be invite only

Owners of the OnePlus 2, like those of the OnePlus One, will be part of an exclusive group, as you must be invited to purchase the handset at launch.

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MOST READ: Google adds Loch Ness monster to Street View

Loch Ness monster fans can now use Google Street View to search for the elusive creature from the comfort of their own homes.

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WORLD

LATEST: Police volunteer denies shooting dead suspect who was pinned to the ground

The defendant was trained to be a patrolman in 1964 but left in 1965. He was out of law enforcement for 35 years.

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MOST READ: Japanese train sets new speed record

A Japanese maglev, already the fastest passenger train in the world, has broken its own speed record.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: Google adapts mobile search ranking

The online world is scrambling to deal with Google’s new mobile search algorithm that comes into force today, with those that do not meet the new criteria set to drop down the search engine’s result rankings.

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MOST READ: Retail vacancies fall but Cork situation worsens

The number of retail premises lying vacant fell considerably in the opening months of the year as a slight pick-up in sales growth enticed retailers back onto the country’s main streets.

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LIFESTYLE

LATEST: Paul Brady’s live album is worth the wait

Releasing a live album from concerts recorded in 2001 has given Paul Brady a sense of satisfaction, writes Ed Power.

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MOST READ: Concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental is turning his childhood horror into a positive

Concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental has turned his childhood horror into something positive, speaking out against racism and tracking down Nazis, writes Ailín Quinlan

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SHOWBIZ

MOST READ: Hozier: 'The upcoming referendum is not simply a gay rights issue'

Grammy-winning singer Hozier released a video yesterday encouraging fans to vote yes in the upcoming marriage equality referendum.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

MOST READ: Temperature is set to rise in anti-water charge campaign

A study finds the water charge protest has politicised and energised Irish citizens who are no longer willing to take things lying down, writes Rory Hearne.

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