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Dublin: 6 °C Friday 23 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: New Year's Day

Today, everyone’s been talking about Ireland’s New Year babies, some truly awful weather and a fatal stabbing in Drogheda.

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


Happy families. The Duff’s from Drumcondra welcome Emily Rose into the world. Ireland’s first baby of 2014. (Pic: Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland)




A Hoffman X-4 “Mullet Skiff” airboat takes off from St. Petersburg in Florida en route to Tampa to as it recreates the first scheduled commercial airline flight exactly 100 years ago. (Pic: Brian Blanco/AP Images)

#CZECH REPUBLIC: The Palestinain Ambassador to Prague, Jamal Al Jamal, was killed by a explosion at his residence.

#COLORADO: Business owners in recreational ‘pot shops’ opened their doors to shoppers today in a law change that will be watched closely around the world.

#SCHUMACHER: The Formula One star’s spokesperson Sabine Kehm has revealed that he is in a stable condition with doctors continuing to monitor him closely.

#EURO: Latvia today became the eighteenth country and the second Baltic state to join the EU single currency.




(Pic: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)

This guy on the east pier in Howth was nearly caught by the nasty weather in Dublin today. We put together some of the best images from today’s New Year’s Day storm.

Here’s what happened yesterday>

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