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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Updated 11.22pm

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


Flooding at Salthill in Galway tonight as heavy rain and heavy winds hit part of the country. (Pic: Cathal Collins/Twitter)




The scene of the Great Train Robbery in 1963. (PA/PA Wire)

#JAILED: Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for child sexual abuse.

#RUSSIA: Russia is to free the two jailed members of punk protest group Pussy Riot and end the prosecution of 30 Greenpeace crew members.

#DEATH: The Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, who escaped from jail and spent decades on the run, has died in London at the age of 84.



The Irish Farmers Journal (no relation) has been asking farmers to take selfies for a competition on Facebook and it has now been whittled down to ten finalists. The results, as you might expect, are excellent. It’s hard to choose just one, but you can vote for your favourite on the Facebook page here.


(Pic: Official Irish Farmers Journal/Facebook)

Originally published 9.00pm

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