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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Alan Shatter, tragic workplace accidents and angry Ryanair customers.

Updated 22:56

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

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File photo of Enda Kenny and Alan Shatter arriving at Leinster House (Image: Julien Behal/PA).

IRELAND

WORLD

#UKRAINE: The opposition in the Ukraine has agreed to a deal to end the violence that tore the country apart. [AFP]

#VENEZUELA: The military will send additional troops to the border region as the conflict between protesters and police has escalated. [The Guardian]

#FRANCE: An ex-cop was released from custody over the killing of three members of a family and a cyclist in the French Alps in 2012. [AFP]

#MASSACHUSETTS: An Irish nanny has had a bail request denied by a judge in the US.

INNOVATION

Google‘s latest project is a smartphone that maps everything around it with 3D sensors.
This real-time map provides us with a neat way of tracking the rate at which we destroy the world’s forests. [Gizmodo]

PARTING SHOT

Meryl Streep or God – who do you think has been thanked more in Oscar speeches? [Slate]

First published 21:00

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