Your Tuesday evening catch-up

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.

Your Tuesday evening catch-up

IRELAND

The parents of a four-year-old boy who was killed after a drunk driver  collided with their car has told a sentence hearing that the family is "paralysed with grief and in the depths of despair".

A teenager has died in a workplace accident in  Co Cork.  Gardaí say it happened in a factory at Duniskey in Lissarda shortly before 11am.

A teenager jailed for life two years ago,   to his death by pretending to be a girl over text messages, has had his appeal against conviction dismissed on all grounds.

An IRA membership charge against Adrian Crevan Mackin  who murdered Garda Tony Golden   earlier this month was struck out at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today.

It is believed a man found dead at a house in Cork this morning died after he fell through a glass porch.

WORLD

The United Nations is estimating that 13.5 million people in Syria,  including more than six million children,  are now in need of humanitarian assistance and some form of protection.

The outside political group supporting Jeb Bush’s bid for president with tens of millions of dollars in television advertising  is considering placing organising staff in Iowa and New Hampshire, a move that would follow the decision of his formal campaign to refocus its efforts on the two early-voting states.

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