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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Oscar Pistorius verdict, staff at University Hospital Galway being disciplined and Leo Varadkar responding to criticism from the Taoiseach.

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

Meet the Mcdonaghs Kelly McDonagh Mongan, star of new RTE 2 reality programme, 'Meet the McDonaghs' Source: Sam Boal/Photocall


  • UTV poached the editor of RTÉ’s Six One and Nine News programmes. Marcus Lehnen was at RTÉ for the past 10 years.
  • Survivors of symphysiotomy held a protest today outside of the Taoiseach’s office, urging the implementation of a redress scheme.
  • Staff at University Hospital Galway were been disciplined over their involvement in the Savita Halappanavar case in 2012.
  • Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said that he doesn’t mind being “slapped down or scolded” after being rebuked by Enda Kenny in recent days.
  • RTÉ Two launched their Autumn schedule today.
  • Invasive Asian Clams invaded the “hotwater” stretch of Lanesborough Co Longford, prompting a ban on angling.
  • Work is set to begin on Ireland’s largest independent distillery. The project will create more than 50 jobs.


South Africa Pistorius The Judge Source: AP/Press Association Images

#PISTORIUS The charges of premeditated murder and murder against former Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius were rejected by Judge Thokozile Masipa.

#NUCLEAR The former Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, warned Ireland today against pursuing the use of nuclear power.

#PEACEKEEPERS Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra released 45 Fijian peacekeepers that had been kidnapped in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

#NO SMOKING New measures to increase cigarette prices by 80% are to be introduced in South Korea in a bid to cut consumption.

#DUE SOUTH The Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed that it will move to England should the Scottish vote on independence be passed next week.


shutterstock_198033020 Source: Neirfy/ via shutterstock

  • The window for refunds on Android app refunds has been extended by Google from 15 minutes to two hours.
  • The director of China’s State Internet Information Office called for international cooperation on regulating the internet. [China Media Project]


This new video by Sky Pixels Ireland shows gives a panoramic view of Ireland’s Eye peninsula from the sky. 

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