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Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 26 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Omagh, Anglo, and the most depressed town in Ireland…

Updated 10.50pm

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

Anglo case. Former Chairman of Anglo I Sean FitzPatrick outside the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland



Vatican Pope Source: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

#APOLOGY: Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for child sexual abuse by priests – the first time he has made such an apology since being elected last year.

#PISTORIUS: Oscar Pistorius faced tough cross-questioning in the witness box today over the exact series of events when he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. [Guardian]

#NOT HAPPY: Dropbox has been strongly criticised by some of its users after the file-storing website appointed Condoleezza Rice to its board.


  • Google is to let ANYONE buy Google Glass, its internet-connected eyewear. Except it’s only for one day. And only if you live in the US. And it costs $1,500… 
  • Tech companies are liars and we should stop believing their figures – at least, according to Quartz.


One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, survivors, runners, and people who responded to the emergency returned to the finish line with their messages about how they’ve changed and what they think about what happened. These portraits, in which people show their scars, is both brave and poignant.  []

Originally published 8.59pm

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