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Dublin: 6 °C Friday 14 December, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The Great Thaw continued, but things remain dicey in the southeast – it’s the Fix.

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


A ray on BrayLR Bray Head Source: Evin M Daly


(SP)ITALY-SOCCER-DAVIDE ASTORI-DEATH Davide Astori, pictured playing for Fiorentina on 9 February Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#TRAGIC: The 31-year-old captain of Italian soccer club Fiorentina Davide Astori has died suddenly.

#ITALY: Italians went to the polls today in a controversial election that’s too close to call.

#GERMANY: Angela Merkel has secured a fourth term as the country’s Chancellor.

#ROGER BANNISTER: The first man to run a sub-four-minute mile has died aged 88.

#BARNABY: Australia’s former deputy prime minister claims the paternity of his partner’s unborn child is open to question.


If you were following last night’s Parting Shot, you’ll be familiar with this little fella, a young hare rescued from the snows of Dublin Airport. Well, he’s doing well, and one of his rescuers even stopped by for a visit.

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