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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

FBI confirm probe into Russia-Trump ties, Enda Kenny gets support to stay on, and fuel prices on the rise – it’s the Evening Fix.

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

IRELAND

0217 Ombudsman for Children Scoliosis report_90506111 Six-year-old Tommy Long from Kilkenny at the launch of the report 'Waiting on Scoliosis treatment: A children’s right issue'. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

  • Finance minister Michael Noonan said he thinks Enda Kenny should stay on as Taoiseach until the summer, echoing comments made by James Reilly this morning.
  • Weather conditions limited search efforts today for Rescue 116‘s three missing crew members.
  • A Co Clare man who killed his lover Deirdre McCarthy and dumped her body in the sea was sentenced to eight years in prison.
  • Ian Bailey failed to show up for a hearing regarding a European arrest warrant for him.
  • Children with the spinal condition scoliosis have spoken about their problems getting the necessary surgery.
  • A man in his 50s died following a workplace accident at a caravan park in Co Cork.
  • Around 350 new jobs were announced today in Dublin and Cork.
  • Fuel prices in Ireland continue to rise.

WORLD

Budget 2017 A date for the triggering of Article 50 has finally emerged. Source: Philip Toscano/PA Images

#US ELECTION: The FBI has formally stated that it’s investigating links between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

#BREXIT: UK Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK will formally trigger Article 50 next Wednesday, which will formally kick-off Brexit procedures.

#SESAME STREET: The popular children’s programme is introducing a new character called Julia – who has autism.

PARTING SHOT

For International Day of Happiness today, The Economist decided to ask New Yorkers who’s happier: men or women?

Two men with Northern Irish accents were among those who answered, and said that alcohol has an effect (though they disagreed on what that effect was…)

Source: The Economist/YouTube

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