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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

A bomb in Belfast, a Wexford couple in the Court of Appeals and an apology for Gerry…

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


12321655_1007335275969863Spring in Dunshaughlin A picture Colum Foley sent in entitled Spring in Dunshaughlin Source: Colum Foley

  • Dissident republicans want to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising by ‘killing police officers’, the PSNI has said.
  • A prisoner is on the loose this evening after absconding from Shelton Abbey in Co Wicklow. 
  • A poll has found that more want Micheál Martin to be Taoiseach than Enda Kenny (but that some people also want Kanye West to be Taoiseach). 
  • A prison officer has been hospitalised in Belfast today after a car bomb exploded. 
  • A Wexford Couple who were convicted of killing a 59-year-old MS sufferer by neglect have had their convictions quashed by the Court of Appeal. 
  • It looks like a rough weekend ahead, with sleet, snow and sub-zero temperatures on the way. 
  • Leo Varadkar has responded to a dig from Alan Shatter by saying the former justice minister was being “charming as always” when he questioned his role on Fine Gael’s communications committee.
  • Gerry Adams has received an apology from the Irish Independent over their reporting of comments he made at a fundraising speech. 


Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wedding Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall, who were married today Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

#UK: A pregnant woman has been airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in the West Midlands.

#UNITED STATES: Police in LA have said that they are testing a knife found at the home of OJ Simpson. 

#BRAZIL: The country’s former president Lula was held by police today as part of a massive fraud investigation. 


  • A new bazooka-type contraption allows people to capture drones with nets from 100 metres away. 
  • Changes to Facebook’s tax dealings could mean significant amounts of cash moving out of Ireland. 


Going out this evening for a few quiet beverages? Try and make sure that you keep it down on your way in… [Daily Edge]

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