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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 17 December, 2017

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about John Gilligan shooting, the Fine Gael Ard Fheis and Russian forces in the Ukraine.

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


John Gilligan. (Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images)




A Ukrainian man stands in protest in front of gunmen in unmarked uniforms as they stand guard in Balaklava, on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine today. (Andrew Lubimov/AP/Press Association Images)

#UKRAINE: Russia has approved the use of the military in Ukrainian territory.

#SPAIN: The Basque group ETA announced it would put its arsenal of weapons “out of operational use” but the Spanish government is indifferent.

#VENEZUELA: At least 41 people have been injured in protests in Caracas.


  • If there was a map of the Internet, which country would you call home? A “New World” made up of websites and social networks like Facebook and Google details all. [Mashable]
  • Looking for some new apps? Here are five worth downloading this week.


Want to see how Irish women were depicted in the 18th Century. One cartoon from the Library of Congress depicts a rather unflattering concept of an Irish ‘peg’.


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