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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Tributes to elderly woman who died, first gay weddings take place in Australia and housing protest held in Cork.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.

CHRISTMAS 505_90532331 People shopping on Henry Street today on one of the busiest shopping days before Christmas. Source: Sam Boal/


  • Tributes have been paid to an elderly woman who was found dead in suspicious circumstances at her home in Limerick.
  • Bobby Kerr has opened up to about why he left Insomnia Coffee.
  • An Irish teacher who suffered three cardiac arrests in the UAE has begun to show signs of consciousness.
  • Ryanair called for airline union Ialpa to call off a strike planned for Wednesday after it said it would recognise the union.
  • A grandfather who raped his niece on Christmas night was remanded in custody.
  • Homelessness charity the Peter McVerry Trust said that it will be providing new emergency accommodation for 100 single people and 24 families in Dublin before Christmas.
  • From next year, stores will have to track the sales of rodent poison, under new EU measures.
  • The parents of a young girl who killed herself gave a powerful interview on the Late Late Show last night.
  • The Tuam Home Survivors Network officially launched today.
  • A protest was held in Cork against the eviction of a number of tenants from a block of apartments.


1 Gay Women_90532333 Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, had one of Australia's first gay weddings today. Source: Equal Marriage Rights

#AUSTRIA: The far right Freedom Party entered power in a coalition with the conservatives.

#AUSTRALIA: The first gay weddings took place in Australia under new laws.

#CANADA: Police were investigating the deaths of a Canadian billionaire and his wife, whose bodies were found in their home.

#ENGLAND: Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has found that a notorious slur that Liverpool fans burned a police horse with cigarettes at Hillsborough was false.


Matthew Spencer Petersen is US President Donald Trump’s nomination to become a federal district judge. But under questioning yesterday he showed that he really wasn’t up to the task. (Via CNN)

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