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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Abortion, the DUP and Theresa May’s next move had people talking today.

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


075 Portrait of Henry Shefflin_90514585 A portrait of Henry Shefflin by Gerry Davis, was unveiled in the National Gallery of Ireland today. Source:

  • Three teenagers were taken to hospital following a shooting in north Dublin
  • A young girl who was seeking an abortion was instead detained in a psychiatric unit under the Mental Health Act at the end of last year
  • Human remains which were found close to the site of where the torso of a man was discovered are believed to be of the same person
  • The charges against one of seven men on trial for falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her adviser at an anti-water charges protest have been dropped
  • Ticketmaster is considering using software to look at people’s social media to identify if they’re a genuine fan before allowing them to buy a ticket.
  • Older people are overpaying €1,000 for health insurance because they’re ‘too afraid to switch’, a new report has found
  • Aslan frontman Christy Dignam dismissed reports that his cancer has returned as a “load of garbage”, contradicting quotes he had earlier given
  • Half of adults own a bike but fewer than one in ten cycle every day
  • Artists and writers will find it a lot easier to access social welfare payments under a new government pilot scheme launched today


UK: Protest against new government in London There's strong opposition to the Conservative party's prospective alliance with the DUP. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

#LEAVE IT WITH ME: Theresa May faced her new Cabinet for the first time this evening, as talks begin with the DUP on forming a UK government.

#BANNED: The block on President Donald Trump’s travel ban was maintained by the US Court of Appeals.

#ANTI-PUTIN: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained while heading to a protest in Moscow, as thousands of his supporters rallied across the country.


There are a lot of technological developments to be excited about, but this one is special in how simple it is and how widespread it could become.

Some very clever engineers are using thick paint as a replacement for wires – that means drawing lines from a 2D switch, to the device itself.

Here’s Mashable’s video on how it works.

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