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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

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



7903 JAM Card_90585798 Launch of the Just A Minute (JAM) card for informing people of a communication barrier or learning difficulty on public transport. Source: Leah Farrell

  • Gardaí investigating the discovery of a man’s body in Ballymun are now describing his passing as a “personal tragedy”
  • Parents accused of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on their young daughter at their family home in Dublin have said they do not agree with the practice, a court heard today.
  • Two sons of Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae have been convicted of a series of assault charges arising out of an incident during Christmas 2017.
  • University Hospital Limerick has broken a record for the highest number of patients without a bed, according to a leading nursing union.
  • The Hyde&Seek creche chain and two of its directors face fresh charges for breaking child care regulations.
  • Dublin councillors have voted to approve an annual budget for Dublin City Council, averting the prospect of representatives being replaced by a commissioner amid a row over reduced finances.
  • Health Minister Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter to discuss the challenges faced by the spread of anti-vaccine information.
  • A Northern Ireland-born woman has lodged a challenge in the Court of Appeal in Belfast to a ruling that those born in NI are automatically British citizens.
  • Transport Minister Shane Ross has said he does not anticipate having to “go to war” with his Cabinet colleagues over his new graduated speeding law.


greece-weather A man walks past a car in floods after storms in Greece. Source: AP/PA Images

#EXTREME CLIMATE: At least seven people have died as heavy rain hit the Riviera coasts of France and Italy, trapping travellers in their cars, as well as parts of western Greece.

#ROBBERY: Thieves have carried out a heist at Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museum containing priceless treasures and jewels, German officials said.

#RESCUE: Thousands of sheep are feared dead after a vessel overturned off the Romanian coast, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial sea transport of livestock.

Parting Shot

One month away from Christmas, it’s a stark reminder that this decade is quickly drawing to a close.

Why not take some time to reflect on the things that really matter – like the ten Instagram posts that defined the decade. The app has been around since 2010, after all.

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