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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 23 April, 2018

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

That edge-of-seat Six Nations victory is dominating the headlines. There were also startling new developments in the search for flight MH370.

Updated at 9.33pm

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


An Ireland fan celebrates ©INPHO/James Crombie



A woman reads messages and well wishes to people missing aboard flight MH370 [Wong Maye-E/AP/PA Images]


#MISSING PLANE: Malaysia’s Prime Minister said the missing Malaysia Airlines jet had been deliberately diverted, after its communications systems were disabled.

#UNITED NATIONS: There was a blow for Russia as China abstained from a vote on a UN resolution criticising tomorrow’s Crimea referendum.

#THREE YEARS ON: It was the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian Civil War.


  • €400 for a deluxe juicer? Irish consumers are snapping them up online, apparently.
  • A ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’-type ‘Babelfish‘ could be the next big thing on the web, according to one expert [TheGuardian]
  • And it turns out Bill Gates isn’t a big fan of Edward Snowden [Huffington Post]


Cian Healy is the new Ellen DeGeneres. In one, very limited sense. Check out the Leinster star’s on-field selfie from the aftermath of today’s edge-of-seat Paris victory:


[Cian Healy via Twitter]

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