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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the Poolbeg incinerator, asylum applications, and a rescued cow.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.

Neil McGee dejected Neil McGee of Donegal appears dejected at the end of the game today. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

IRELAND

  • TD Aodhan Ó Riordán said that to say there is a surge in asylum applications is “ridiculous”.
  • Work will begin on the Poolbeg incinerator in two weeks, the council confirmed
  • Gerry Adams is going to New York tomorrow – and will fly economy class.
  • The majority of people want a referendum on the 8th Amendment, a new poll says.
  • Minister Richard Bruton joined the Taoiseach in talking about tax rate cuts.
  • The Greyhound dispute could be set to end, as a new deal is put to workers.
  • Ireland and tens of other countries took part in a huge Climate Change awareness event.
  • The Garda Inspectorate won’t comment on a report that says there has been widespread reclassification of serious crimes as lesser offences. [RTE.ie]
  • A man will appear in court tomorrow over carjacking a taxi at knife point.
  • A PSNI officer was hit in the face with a brick in Belfast.
  • A man was seriously injured in a late night hit-and-run.
  • A stranded cow was rescued from the bottom of a cliff.
  • The winner of the All-Ireland senior football final was… Kerry.

INTERNATIONAL

Albania Pope Source: AP/Press Association Images

#MH17 The families of German victims of the MH17 incident are to sue Ukraine.

#SCOTLAND More than 80,000 people signed a petition calling for a re-run of the independence referendum.

#USA An intruder in the White House was carrying a knife.

#SYRIA Thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey to escape Islamic State militants.

#UK The wife of a British taxi driver kidnapped by Islamic State has pleaded with them to release him.

#POPE FRANCIS Pope Francis visited Albania, where he said that religion is no excuse for violence.

INNOVATION

  • What’s been happening in the weird wide web this week? Here’s our round-up. [TheJournal.ie]
  • NASA has sent a spacecraft to Mars – in order to find out how the planet lost its water. It should put itself in orbit around the Red Planet today, all going to plan. [Reuters]

PARTING SHOT

Just in case you missed the Twink article everyone’s talking about today, here are seven things we learned from it. (And we do hope she gets her dog back) [DailyEdge.ie]

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