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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Latest from the Disclosures Tribunal, Britain investigates Russian ex-spy incident and urgent blood donations needed – it’s your evening fix.

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

IRELAND:

breakingnews 296_90538917 A damaged Dublin Bus following a collision with a mini bus on Townsend Street this morning. Source: Sam Boal via Rolling News

  • The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that former garda press officer David Taylor disputes parts of an account given by Maurice McCabe over a meeting in 2016.
  • HSE Executive Director General Tony O’Brien has announced that he is to step down from his position this summer.
  • substantial amount of jewellery was stolen from a shop in Co Westmeath during last week’s Storm Emma.
  • Gardaí in Munster are questioning 11 men and women who were arrested yesterday as part of an investigation into alleged sexual exploitation of children.
  • Wicklow County Council has said that “snow tourists” are “hampering the clear-up operation” after last week’s storm.
  • Urgent blood donations are needed as the country only has a three-day supply left in the aftermath of Storm Emma, the IBTS has warned.
  • Water pressure will be reduced again this evening in the greater Dublin area.
  • A Kerry man who was caught in possession of thousands of child pornography images has been jailed for two years.

INTERNATIONAL:

Rang Panchami Celebrations In Madhya Pradesh People enjoy splash of colours during a Rang Panchami celebration in Bhopal, India Source: Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

#SPY: Britain has warned it would respond “robustly” if it emerged a government was behind the suspected poisoning of a Russian ex-spy found unconscious in England.

#ENGLAND: A woman was found dead at her home in London and her husband and two children were found dead in East Sussex today.

#KOREA: North and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit at their heavily armed border next month.

PARTING SHOT:

The man who stole Frances McDormand’s Oscar streamed his ill-advised decision on Facebook.

In a video which is no longer available on Facebook, Terry can be seen clutching the award at the Governor’s Ball and telling onlookers: “My team got this tonight.”

The BBC has posted the video on its website.

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