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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 21 January, 2018

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about power outages, top-ups and LOVE.

Updated 11pm

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


The parents of Julie McDonnell (20yrs), who died in the fire in the Stardust disco on the morning of  Valentines Day 1981. Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the tragedy. (Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)




This image of African migrants searching for phone signal, by John Stanmeyer, won the World Press Photo Contest.

#HACKING: Piers Morgan was questioned in connection with phone hacking while he was editor of the Daily Mirror. [AFP]

#BOSTON: The mayor said he will boycott the St Patrick’s Day parade unless the gay community is included.

#DENMARK: Another zoo in the country may put down a healthy giraffe because of his genes which make him unsuitable for breeding.

#ITALY: The Prime Minister has resigned, making way for 39-year-old centre-left leader Matteo Renzi the favourite to take his place. [AFP]

#SCOTLAND: A police helicopter that plunged into a packed Glasgow bar last year suffered double engine failure, investigators said. [BBC]



If you forgot to buy a Valentine’s Day gift for your lover today, Google had you covered with its specialised chocolate-making Doodle.


First published 9pm

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