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Dublin: 14 °C Monday 22 April, 2019

The Evening with added spinning

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States perform during the Ice Dance free dance of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating in Tokyo. (Image: Koji Sasahara/AP/Press Association Images)

HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…


#CAN WE’VE AN EXTENSION ON THAT, SIR? European Finance Ministers have agreed to give Ireland seven more years to repay its bailout loans.

#SAVITA: The inquest into the death of 31-year-old dentist Savita Halappanavar continues in Galway today. The coroner’s court heard about various shortcomings in her care, including poor documentation of her worsening condition and a failure to record her vital signs, RTÉ News reports.

#MURDER PROBE: Three men and a woman have been arrested by gardaí investigating the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Jamie Lindsay in Athy last month.

#IRON LADY: The BBC has said it will play a “short clip” of the Wizard of Oz song ‘Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead’ during the music charts this weekend. Downloads of the tune have sky-rocketed since the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

#DUMPING: Plans by Dublin City Council to withdraw street cleaning services at illegal dumping black spots have been strongly criticised by An Taisce today.

#WARNINGS: RTÉ and ESB have issued warnings about a new scam which is trying to lure customers into using fake premium line phone numbers. Details here.


  • The Guardian’s ingenious ad for tomorrow’s edition. Love or hate her, she can probably still sell papers.
  • Stephen Hawking…for these 8 reasons.
  • Have you ever worried about what happens to your private emails, photos and online musings when you die? Google has a solution for you.
  • Robert Downey Jr went all out for a photocall to promote his new movie Iron Man 3 in Munich today.

(Image: Matthias Schrader/AP/Press Association Images)


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