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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about Pat Kenny leaving RTÉ, a newly-published chapter from the Mahon report and a man jailed for the manslaughter of Melanie McCarthy McNamara.

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


Pic: James Horan/Photocall Ireland


Pic: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

#ZIMBABWE: High turnout is being reported as Zimbabweans go to the polls in a hotly contested election between president Robert Mugabe (above) and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

#EGYPT: The military-backed government has ordered an end to sit-ins by supporters of the ousted Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. [BBC]

#UK: A mother and stepfather have been found guilty of murder after they starved and beat their four-year-old son to death. [Sky News]

#SURVEILLANCE: New disclosures about the US’ vast surveillance programmes have revealed how the NSA is able to track online activity of millions of individuals using one programme. [The Guardian]


  • Over a year after its debut on the stock market, Facebook is close to hitting its original share price of €38. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Google Glass isn’t even on sale to the wider public but authorities in the UK are already looking to clamp down on its use on the road. [The Stuff]


The controversy surrounding New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his sexting habits rumbles on with his campaign spokesperson using some rather nasty language to describe a former campaign intern who spilled the beans. The spokesperson thought she was off the record. She wasn’t. [Talking Points Memo]

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