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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 20 April, 2018

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Ireland’s bailout exit, resignations at the Central Remedial Clinic, and an armed robbery in Howth.

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


Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin (left) and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan after a press conference as part of day-long briefings to mark the exit from the bailout this coming Sunday. Image Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire




A crane places a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela into position at the Union buildings in Pretoria, South Africa (Image Credit: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/Press Association Images)

#SCOTLAND: The death toll from the Glasgow helicopter crash rose to ten after one of those seriously injured in the incident died in hospital. [BBC]

#SYRIA: A United Nations said it has evidence that chemical weapons were used against civilians during the ongoing conflict in Syria.

#SOUTH AFRICA: A giant statue of Nelson Mandela was erected in Pretoria, as his body lies in state for the third and final day. Hundreds pushed through police lines to see him. [BBC]

#UNITED STATES: Two students were injured in a shooting at a school in Colorado.



The giant octopus straddling the world — is that what you think when you hear of the US National Reconnaissance Office? That’s certainly how they portrayed themselves last month, when they launched a secret satellite into space displaying this rather unusual logo.


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