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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Pure in Heart, Frank Flannery’s resignation and the death of actress Eileen Colgan.

Updated 23.00pm

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

imageFrank Flannery, who is under pressure to appear before the Public Accounts Committee, seated next to Enda Kenny in 2008. (Eamon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)



imageThe search is still ongoing for missing Malaysian Airline flight MH370. (PA Image)

#MALAYSIA AIRLINES: The mystery continues as samples taken from an oil slick off Malaysia are not from the passenger jet that went missing over the weekend.

#SOUTH AFRICA: Oscar Pistorius became physically sick in court today as he listened to harrowing testimony about the autopsy of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

#USA: A St Patrick’s Day celebration at the University of Massachusetts got out of hand resulting in 70 people being arrested.


  • Do you have an alarm set for tomorrow? Studies show a burst of orange light is the most powerful wake-up call. [New Scientist]
  • We all love a good GIF, but MIT researchers want to go one step further and turn it into a language. [The Atlantic]


Brazil’s statue of Christ is famous around the world as one of the ultimate religious statue. It’s history on how it became a symbol of a nation is detailed here, with photos. [BBC]

First published 9.00pm

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