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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 14 December, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines.

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


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  • Arlene Foster criticised Prime Minister Theresa May over a letter about a post-Brexit customs border in the Irish Sea
  • A teenage brother and sister have gone missing from Dublin
  • Two men were jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage woman while she was slumped over on a couch in a private room in a Dublin nightclub
  • James McClean apologised to Stoke City fans for his “caveman” comments, but not those who abused him
  • A state-of-the-art prison for Ireland’s most challenging prisoners opened
  • Spot floods appeared across the country in the aftermath of a day of heavy rain.


UK and Russia Brexit billboards An anonymous group erected Russia-Brexit billboards across London. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#AUSTRALIA: A man has killed one person and injured two others in a rush-hour knife attack in Melbourne.

#RUSSIA PROBE: Protests have been held across the US calling for an investigation into potential co-ordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s election campaign.

#BABIES: Global fertility is rapidly declining according to a new study on health trends.


In February 2017, the assassinated Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote about a company called 17 Black Limited, who she claimed was connected to Maltese politicians.

Reuters and other outlets have been investigating that company, and found that it has links to a company the Maltese government granted permission to build a gas power station worth €450 million. Here’s a very detailed 20-minute read on 17 Black.

Comments have been closed as one of the stories is related to a case before the courts.

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