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Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 12 December, 2019

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


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.


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.


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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