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Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 12 December, 2019

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

A bonfire in Dublin, garda reject pay deal and the Marriage Bill gets signed into law… all the day’s big stories.

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


SEAN HILLEN UFO CROKE PARK GPO MX7 Photographs of unusual objects that were seen flying over Croke Park Source: Sarah Slater


Electric blue gecko photocall A endangered electric blue gecko in Bristol Zoo where it is being kept after being rescued from smugglers Source: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

#EUROPE: MEPs have voted to welcome ‘human rights defender’ Edward Snowden into the EU. 

#CANADA: A footballer signed to Chelsea is wanted for a sexual assault in Toronto. 

#CHINA: The country has announced that it will be bringing its one child policy to an end. 


  • Motorola has claimed that it has developed a phone that has a screen that won’t shatter if you accidentally drop it. 
  • One startup who will be displaying at the upcoming Web Summit has taken an, err, interesting approach to getting the attention of investors. 


From next year North Face will be selling a new ‘Moon Parka’, a garment made from synthetic spiders silk, which can be stronger that steel but significantly more flexible and less dense. []

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