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#1 Islamic State: United States and allied Arab forces strike IS targets in Syria. Buildings, weapons supply depots and checkpoints have reportedly targeted as a new offensive against the extremist group begins.
The strikes were carried out using fighter jets, bombers, drones, and Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from US ships in the northern Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.
More to follow…
#2 House fire: Six people, including two children, hurt in house fire overnight. A fire broke out in a house in Crumlin earlier this morning.
There were four people in the house at the time, two adults and two children, when the fire started. Some were forced to escape by jumping through windows. Injuries include broken bones, burns, and smoke inhalation.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated.
#3 Euromillions: The winning 86.7m ticket was sold in Dublin, it has been confirmed. The lucky punterr will be able to collect the massive jackpot from this Thursday onwards at Lotto HQ in Dublin.
#4 Ploughing competition: The National Ploughing Championship will take place in Laois over the next three days. Thousands are expected to attend the event, which is the largest outdoor event in Europe.
The Championship will this year host more than 1,400 exhibitors and 300 competitors.
#5 Science prize: Three Cork teenagers win Google’s Science Prize.
Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey, both aged 16, and Sophie Healy Thow, 17, scooped the top honour at the competition in California. All three live in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
The trio investigated the use of natural bacteria to assist food production by increasing crop output. The grand prize includes a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, an experience at the Virgin Galactic Spaceport and $50,000 in scholarship funding.