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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 19 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: St. Stephen's Day

Tributes after Mayo 4X4 tragedy, winter sales begin and a woman’s body found in Dublin.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of the news this Christmas Eve.


12  Brown Thomas Sales_90532973 Shoppers look at shoes as they hit the sales on Dublin's Grafton Street. Source: Leon Farrell/


White House Magnolia Tree A large portion of a famed Magnolia tree on the White House lawn that has become weakened and will be cut down. Source: Andrew Harnik/PA Images

#MOSCOW: The Kremlin has hinted at possible legal repercussions for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny over his calls for a boycott of the March presidential election.

#EGYPT: A British woman convicted of drug smuggling after being caught entering Egypt with 290 Tramadol tablets has been sentenced to three years in prison.

#BACKLASH: F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has apologised and blamed “a lack of judgement” after he shared a video in which he poked fun at his nephew for wearing a princess dress.

#GIFT: The app for Amazon’s Alexa device had more downloads than any other on Christmas day this year.


After an all-conquering year, All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Nicole Owens talks to about her experience with depression and her 2017 season with the Dublin Ladies.

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