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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today…

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


same-sex-marriage-legislation Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards, who are set to become the first couple to have a same-sex marriage in the North Source: PA Images

  • Voting for this year’s general election in Tipperary is poised to happen after all on Saturday, after officials reversed their decision to postpone the ballot in the county.
  • Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy apologised for comments he made in 2007 about an Armagh man who is believed to have been killed by dissidents in Monaghan.
  • Thousands of childcare workers marched in Dublin to call on the government to bring the sector into the public service.
  • A 43-year-old woman charged with the murder of her three children at their home in Newcastle in Co Dublin was remanded in custody until next month.
  • Gardaí announced that they had established the identity of a man whose body was discovered in Galway woodlands in 2014.
  • The arrival of Storm Ciara near Ireland this week was announced by Met Éireann.
  • Two men were seriously injured after they were assaulted on the grounds of Wheatfield Prison in Dublin.
  • A woman was arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of Timothy Hourihane in Cork city last October.
  • It emerged that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on Facebook and Instagram ads since the start of the election campaign.


trump-impeachment Senator Ted Cruz looks out from an elevator on Capitol Hill in Washington Source: Susan Walsh/PA Images

#IMPEACHMENT: Republican senator Mitt Romney announced he would vote to convict US President Donald Trump at the Senate’s impeachment trial.

#IOWA: Democrat Pete Buttigieg is leading the field as first results emerge in the chaotic Iowa caucuses, according to partial returns released last night.

#ISTANBUL: 120 people were injured after a plane skidded off a runway and broke into pieces at an airport in Turkey.

#CORONAVIRUS: The World Health Organisation issued a €610 million appeal for help to fight the coronavirus.


There’s no stopping the march of the Healy-Raes. Days after a Guardian piece detailed the enduring popularity of Kerry’s most famous family, their brand is continuing to go global.

Tomorrow, they’ll feature on the cover of US political magazine Politico:

The US chat-show circuit beckons.

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