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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

David Drumm and Bebo, a sub-zero weather warning, and Donald Trump talks guns – here’s the news of the day.

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


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  • David Drumm referred to the financial regulator as “that fucking shower of clowns down in Dame Street”, his trial heard
  •  Irish rugby international Paddy Jackson told police he was “shocked and horrified” by allegations he had raped a woman, a court heard
  • Met Éireann warned of “exceptionally cold” weather next week
  • Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the death of a 71-year-old man in Donegal last night
  • A writer with Hot Press Olaf Tyaransen took leave from the magazine after denying allegations made against him
  • Teenagers at a disco in Cork ’could have died’ due to their level of alcohol intake
  • Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
  • From October 2017 and this month, 102 people have died from flu.


Suspended by Arabella Dorman Artist Arabella Dorman with her piece Suspended, made up of hundreds of items of refugee clothing found on the beaches of the Greek island, Lesbos. Source: PA Images

#CIVIL WAR: The UN wants war crime charges brought after people in South Sudan were “forced to watch the rape of loved ones”.

#GUN CONTROL: US President Donald Trump said that an armed deputy who remained outside during last week’s school shooting in Florida either froze or was a “coward”.

#CANCER: Actor and presenter Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery.

#INFLUENCE: Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after reality star Kylie Jenner tweeted that she doesn’t use it anymore.


I was looking at a CT scan of one of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who had been brought to the trauma center during my call shift.
The organ looked like an overripe melon smashed by a sledgehammer, with extensive bleeding. How could a gunshot wound have caused this much damage?

This account in the Atlantic by Heather Sher, a radiologist who treated the victims of last week’s Parkland shooting, as been gathering traction as she describes the horrific gun wounds that students and teachers suffered.

Comments have been closed as one of the stories relates to an ongoing court case.

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