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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Heatwave continues across the country, moors fire rages in Manchester and an earthquake hits England – It’s The Fix.

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


NO FEE 4 NCH Female Conductor Programme Pictured are the participants of the inaugural NCH Female Conductor Programme 2018 as they prepare for their finale with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra today. Source: Mark Stedman

  • Temperatures continued to soar into the 30s in some areas today as Ireland deals with the prolonged heatwave. Emergency services have had to deal with gorse fires, while water restrictions have been implemented in some areas.
  • The Supreme Court cleared the way for the extradition to the United States of a Wicklow man, alleged to be an administrator of the Silk Road website which dealt with illegal drugs and hacking software.
  • A witness in the trial of a man accused of infecting two women with HIV has said he asked her not to tell anyone when she bumped into him at a clinic for people diagnosed with the virus.
  • People gathered at the Ha’penny Bridge calling for a boycott of the Eurovision in Israel next year.
  • A court issued a warrant for the arrest of a sex offender who gardaí have previously said is a risk to the public because of his “predilection for juveniles”.
  • It was announced that asylum seekers will be able to work under new regulations which will kick in by the end of this week.
  • A High Court judge said he will deliver his ruling on Friday on whether bail will be granted to a 13-year-old boy accused of the murder of Kildare schoolgirl Ana Kriegel.
  • Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin elaborated on the reasons why his party chose to back Michael D Higgins for a second term as President of Ireland.
  • revealed the details of a protected disclosure about alleged serious malpractice within one garda station.


Saddleworth Moor fire Firefighters tackle the wildfire on Saddleworth Moor which continues to spread after the blaze was declared a major incident by Greater Manchester Police. Source: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

#MANCHESTER: A major incident was declared by Greater Manchester Police as multiple fires stretching an area of 6km on moorlands have caused over 30 homes to be evacuated.

#REUNITED: A US judge ordered that migrant families separated at the border with Mexico under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy be reunited within 30 days.

#AUSTRALIA: Hollywood Actor Rebel Wilson was ordered to return almost Aus$4.2 million (€2.6 million) with interest to an Australian publisher after a defamation payout was slashed on appeal.

#ENGLAND: An earthquake measuring 2.6 magnitude hit southeast England this afternoon, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.


Are you melting? Are you sweltering? Is the heat just too much for you?

We took to the streets of Dublin to see how people are faring…


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