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Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.

Sean FitzPatrick thanks jury as he is found not guilty at Anglo trial

FitzPatrick did not react as the verdict was read out but read a statement to reporters outside the courtroom.

Hundreds of people missing, feared dead in ferry disaster

I’m afraid there’s little chance for those trapped inside still to be alive,” one rescue official said.

No it’s not a photo, it’s a 16-year-old’s winning entry to an art competition

Mayo student, Shania McDonagh, is the overall winner of this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

From Business ETC Google chooses TheJournal.ie app for global trial Convenience

Google chooses TheJournal.ie app for global trial

The next time you search for an article on Google, you will now have the option of reading it on the app itself.

Pope Francis gives two kids a lift on the PopeMobile and has the craic with them

“I was really excited. That never happens!”.

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, “but not one cent” for new vehicles

Crews from other locations are being deployed through the new ambulance stations at ‘black spots’ in Tuam, Mulranny and Loughglynn.

From The Score Great news Liverpool fans, Man City were held to a draw by Sunderland tonight Squeeky Bum Time

Great news Liverpool fans, Man City were held to a draw by Sunderland tonight

Manuel Pellegrini’s grip on the Premier League trophy loosened a bit more tonight.

A NASA spacecraft has witnessed the birth of a ‘new moon’ in the rings of Saturn

“We have not seen anything like this before,” said one scientist.

From The Daily Edge 9 persuasive arguments why every man should have a beard Bit Of Ginge

9 persuasive arguments why every man should have a beard

You know it’s the right thing to do.

Brian Boru’s being given a new crown, made from the Irish diaspora’s silver and gold

The royal houses of Europe are also being approached, with a view to adding small pieces of gold to the crown…

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked in-depth reads.

Men being treated for eating disorders up 67% in the last five years

Bodywhys says the misconception that eating disorders are a ‘female issue’ can sometimes make it harder for a man to acknowledge there is a problem.

Two weeks’ notice: PAC WILL compel Kerins and Flannery to appear if they don’t get answers

If they don’t cooperate and hand over all required information, the Committee will compel the former Rehab CEOs to appear in person.

Column: Unprovoked violence on Dublin’s streets shouldn’t be accepted as ‘normal’

Dublin is now a more modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city, but senseless violence also breaks out on the streets of the capital – we can’t ignore that.

From The Score The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year Funding

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.

VIDEO: Sean FitzPatrick speaks of “six years of great personal difficulty” after being found not guilty

FitzPatrick also spoke about the “six years of great personal difficulty” he had endured.

Over €100k worth of cocaine was found in these shoes at Dublin Airport…

Two men and one woman who arrived on a flight from Panama have been arrested.

From The Daily Edge Man charged with assault after licking police officer’s eyeball Right In The Ball

Man charged with assault after licking police officer’s eyeball

And it happened in a place called ‘Pisser’s Palace’.

7-year-old boy in critical condition after hit-and-run in Cork

A man is helping gardaí with their inquiries.

Simplify ballot papers? It could cause legal problems, say Environment officials

55 per cent of people found last year’s referendum ballot papers confusing…

Five units of fire brigade at blaze in shopping centre car park

The underground car park at the Beacon shopping centre in Sandyford has been evacuated but the stores above remain open at the moment.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Children can’t get surgery because of Ukraine crisis, the Irish government is being asked to help

One in four children diagnosed with ‘Chernobyl Heart’ will die before the age of 6.

Judge tells Anglo jury: It’s ok if you reach a majority verdict

The jury has been deliberating since Friday afternoon.

“FG and Labour have spent months dodging questions”: Coalition slammed over water ‘farce’

Enda Kenny confirmed the estimated average household payment for water charges this morning, but he said nothing had been signed off on at today’s Cabinet meeting.

From The Daily Edge Temple Bar named one of the world’s ‘most disappointing’ tourist destinations Temple Barred

Temple Bar named one of the world’s ‘most disappointing’ tourist destinations

At least, that’s what The Huffington Post says.

From Business ETC Project Ara’s first smartphone is expected to arrive in January 2015 Piece Together

Project Ara’s first smartphone is expected to arrive in January 2015

The first model, the “grey phone”, will be sold for $50 and the frame used to design it is expected to last for five to six years.

From The Score ‘Bring on the Rocket’ – Ken Doherty ready to take on snooker’s best at the Crucible again Interview

‘Bring on the Rocket’ – Ken Doherty ready to take on snooker’s best at the Crucible again

The Dubliner qualified for the World Snooker Championships.

From Business ETC Irish Examiner group is cutting more than 50 jobs Job Losses

Irish Examiner group is cutting more than 50 jobs

Landmark Media Investments informed staff of the news at the newspaper’s Cork office today.

Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says

The study is the first to focus on possible brain effects among recreational users.

Gilmore on water leak: ‘I don’t blame anybody for it, I just think it’s unhelpful’

One Minister described this morning’s Cabinet discussions about water charges as “robust” while the Taoiseach declined to take questions on his way into Dublin Castle this afternoon.

‘New future’ for Shannon a step closer with signing of bill

The bill sets up a new Shannon Group plc on a statutory basis.

Forensics expert: Steenkamp was shot in quick succession in hip and arm

Today’s testimony from a defence forensics expert contradicts some of the evidence given by a police ballistics witness.

Two councils fund women’s refuge to stop it closing

Dundalk Women’s Aid has received €30,000 to remove the immediate threat of closure.

Gorilla conservationist shot on return from filing report on oil company

Emmanuel de Merode is a prominent conservationist in the Congo.

Go-ahead given to free GP care for under sixes

The ICGP says that if Cabinet agrees to bring in free GP care, it will be a premature decision.

From Business ETC Revenue took in €3bn more tax last year and seized 700k litres of laundered fuel Shadow Economy

Revenue took in €3bn more tax last year and seized 700k litres of laundered fuel

The authority is now moving to peruse those with outstanding Household Charge payments.

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