Evening top 5: Eight people found in shipping container at Rosslare; OJ Simpson granted parole

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Eight people discovered in shipping container at Rosslare Port

Eight people have been found in a shipping container at Rosslare Port.

They were discovered this afternoon.

The three adults and five children are receiving medical treatment. 

OJ Simpson granted parole after nine years in prison

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OJ Simpson has been granted parole in the US.

The former American football star has served nine years of a sentence for armed robbery and other charges.

While he could have served a maximum sentence of 33 years, he could now be released as early as October 1st of this year.

Water refunds may come from cuts to housing budget

Capital spending in areas such as housing may have to be cut in order to cover the cost of refunding water charges.

The Minister for Finance told TDs this morning that the total cost of covering the refunds will be €178m – including a €5m bill to cover administrative costs.

Brazilian tourist visiting friends jailed on arrival in Ireland

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A young Brazilian woman says she was strip-searched and taken to Mountjoy Prison on her arrival in Ireland.

Paloma Carvalho had previously worked as an au pair here for two years with a Galway family.

Man arrested over rape of Spanish teen was barred from city centre

The man arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a Spanish teenager in Dublin had been ordered by a judge to stay out of the city centre.

The 18-year-old woman told Gardaí she met her attacker on the boardwalk in Dublin City Centre before he took her to a tent near Sandymount Strand where he raped her multiple times.