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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 1 November, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s been talking about the resignation of the CRC boss, the major jobs announcement in Limerick and tomorrow’s service for ‘Madiba’…

Updated at 11.30pm

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

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[Image: Photocall Ireland]

IRELAND

  • The CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic resigned from his job
  • There was a safe conclusion after a man climbed onto a roof following a stabbing
  • The HSE withdrew a letter saying supports for narcolepsy sufferers would be removed
  • Athlone Town Centre was placed into receivership
  • In Wicklow, a horse was euthanised after reports it was beaten
  • Almost a quarter of a million euro worth of cannabis was seized in Waterford
  • Kathleen Lynch said she had ‘no comment‘ on reports that she had threatened to resign
  • A man was arrested after a shooting in Tullamore
  • There was also a gun attack on a man in Dublin
  • It was announced 290 full-time jobs would be created in Limerick
  • A further 68 new jobs were announced in Dublin and Cork
  • Details of the Department of Education uniform questionnaire were revealed

WORLD

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One to travel to South Africa [Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association Images]

#SOUTH AFRICA: Preparations have been taking place for tomorrow’s massive memorial service for Nelson Mandela

#PERU: The sentencing of Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid was postponed

#LONDON: The man accused of killing soldier Lee Rigby said he considered Al-Qaeda to be his “brothers”

#THAILAND: Thailand’s Prime Minister called snap elections, following large-scale protests

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

Almost three decades after they launched their famous protest at Dunnes Stores, refusing to handle goods from South Africa, several of the former strikers at the supermarket have arrived in Pretoria ahead of tomorrow’s Mandela memorial service.

Pictured alongside President and Sabina Higgins at the Irish Ambassador’s Residence are Mary Manning, Elizabeth Deasy and Karen Gearon…

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You can read more about their three-year strike here >

Originally posted at 10.03pm

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