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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about those shocking ambulance service revelations, what gardaí knew about phonecall taping… And John Waters moving on.

Updated at 10.55pm

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


James Gilleran, the original ‘Daff Man’ [Artur Widak/PA Wire/PA Images]


  • There was shock at ambulance service revelations
  • A man shot outside a creche last week died
  • A man and woman in their 60s died in a car crash
  • The GRA said gardaí knew some calls were recorded
  • The Taoiseach said he didn’t ask Callinan to quit
  • There was an appeal for a missing teenager
  • A man was declared ‘stateless’ by the Irish government
  • It emerged John Waters has quit The Irish Times
  • Aer Lingus confirmed its CEO got €1.5m last year
  • And the rain held off (mostly) for Daffodil Day



Ahead of the celebration of Nyepi (The Day Of Silence), thousands of Hindus perform a ‘Melasti’ ceremony at Balekambang Beach, East Java in Indonesia. [NEWZULU/H PRABOWO]

#MH370: More objects were spotted, amid new claims that the plane was travelling faster than previously thought.

#BLADE RUNNER: The Pistorius trial was adjourned for ten days.

#DESIGNER: It emerged L’Wren Scott left her entire $9m estate to Mick Jagger [The Globe and Mail].


  • There’s reports the iPhone 6 will be released in September
  • 80 per cent of news organisations are being targeted by state hackers, Google said [Guardian]
  • And the first Bionic Olympics will be held in 2016 [BBC]


Jimmy Fallon’s being doing a pretty good job on The Tonight Show since he took over from Jay Leno earlier this year…

In a slightly cruel move from the normally nice-as-pie former SNL stalwart, this week he got parents to post photos of babies who look like crack-smoking-Mayor-of-Toronto Rob Ford.
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(The Tonight Show)

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