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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


Peadar Toibin resigns from Sinn Fein Former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín addressing the media outside Leinster House earlier today Source: Sam Boal via

  • Peadar Tóibín has announced he is resigning from Sinn Féin.
  • Showband singer Sonny Knowles has died aged 86.
  • No charges will be brought in relation to the death of teenager Reece Cullen who died after being stabbed in the chest, it has been determined.
  • A man who damaged an M50 toll gantry with an angle-grinder and then threatened gardaí at the scene with the machine has been jailed for six months.
  • Legislation has been introduced to ban tattoos and intimate piercings for people under the age of 18
  • The Fine Gael Ard Fheis is to be asked to vote on the introduction of a middle band for income tax
  • Toyota Ireland issued thousands of recall notices to drivers across the country due to a raft of potential problems.
  • A government report has that vending machines be banned from schools and that ‘No Fry Zones’ be implemented around schools and playgrounds.
  • Three men have been arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Co Kerry. 


Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference at 10 Downing Street earlier today Source: Matt Dunham via

#BREXIT: Theresa May faces a potential motion of ‘no confidence’ in her leadership following a day of resignations over the new Brexit deal

#SAUDI: Five Saudi officials face the death penalty for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

#ARRESTED: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer has been arrested in Los Angeles on a felony domestic violence charge


Well, after a day of numerous resignations in Westminster, it remains unclear whether British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal will pass through parliament. 

Making light of the situation, The Guardian has created a simulator to see what happens which each of the various MPs chooses to back May, to reject her bill or to abstain. 

So, have a go. Can you assemble a parliamentary majority? Try it out here

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