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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Irish Water appeals again to conserve water, Paris criminal makes a daring prison escape and Leo and Simon travel to New York – It’s The Fix.

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


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  • Gardaí were investigating after a man was stabbed early this morning in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
  • There was very heavy traffic in Tipperary after a section of the M8 had to be closed after a multi-vehicle collision.
  • Irish Water issued another appeal for people to conserve water as drought conditions are set to continue well into next week.
  • Customers took to social media to voice their frustration after Vodafone broadband was out in many areas this morning.
  • The Taoiseach and Tánaise travelled to New York where they will try to win Ireland a seat on the UN Security Council.
  • Gardaí in three stations were to begin wearing a controversial new uniform from today.
  • It was announced that a man in his 40s had died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the River Shannon in Limerick.
  • House prices in Dublin are now €155,000 on average above their lowest point, according to a new report.
  • A senior garda under investigation after claims were made by a whistleblower in a protected disclosure has received another complaint in the last two weeks about his behaviour from a civilian worker at the same garda station, understands.


The 15th Annual Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run The convoy of tractors leaves Thorpe Abbotts airfield in Norfolk at the start of the 15th Annual Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run in aid of Cancer Research UK. Source: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

#INDIAAt least 48 people were killed when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in northern India.

#FRANCE: A notorious career thief who was once France’s most-wanted man pulled off a daring jailbreak, fleeing a facility in the Paris area by helicopter, prison officials said.

#ENGLAND: Firefighters in northern England launched a “large-scale attack” on a new moorland blaze, as emergency responders continued to battle another nearby wildfire that has been burning all week.


So it’s been a week of serious heat. But was there a 74% increase in fly infestations? Did a giant jellyfish sting people on a Kerry beach? And did some road markings on the M50 melt?

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