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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the Royal baby, a judgment against a government minister and tragedy on the roads and in the water.

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

Pic: PA

BREAKING

#ROYAL BABY Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy.

IRISH

  • The government is not commenting on a multi-million euro judgment entered against Small Business Minister John Perry (above) today.
  • Authorities in Donegal are searching for a possible missing child after a woman’s body was discovered earlier today.
  • Police in the UK are investigating the case of a woman who travelled from Ireland for an abortion and later died.
  • More tragedy in our waters as a man in his 20s drowned in Castletownbere in Cork earlier today.
  • A four-year-old boy has died following a two-car collision in Limerick today.
  • And in yet more tragedy, an Irish student is in a coma in the Canadian city of Vancouver following a car crash.
  • The Seanad has continued its debate on the abortion bill today with Rónán Mullen accused of having a “scoundrel’s charter”.
  • A landlord has locked staff out of a popular Dublin café.
  • Motorists are being warned about greasy roads as the heatwave comes to an end and rain is expected in the coming days.
  • Survivors of the Bethany Homes want a cross-border investigation into their neglect.
  • The IMF has distanced itself from comments made by the former head of its mission to Ireland yesterday. [RTÉ]
  • The weather’s been good this year but last summer’s rain cost Bord na Móna a lot of money.
  • A senator claiming he was offered a trip abroad to coincide with a Seanad vote will not be taking the matter further at this time.

WORLD

Pic: Kamran Jebreili/AP

#DUBAI: A Norwegian woman who was sentenced to 16-months in jail after she was raped has been pardoned.

#MANDELA: The former South African president is said to be improving after more than six weeks in hospital though he remains “critical”.

#IRAQ: Hundreds of inmates have escaped from two prisons near Baghdad after gunmen and suicide bombers stormed the jails. [BBC]

INNOVATION

  • The British government plans to force internet users who want to view pornography to opt-in in order to combat the proliferation of child porn and other depraved images on the net. [The Guardian]
  • A landmark study in the US has shown that fracking did not contaminate water supply around a western Pennsylvanian drilling site. [AP]

PARTING SHOT

If you own a horse and ever tried to bring it to McDonald’s the clear advice is: don’t. A woman in the UK has been fined after she brought her horse into a Manchester branch of the fast-food outlet and it defecated on the floor. So make sure you leave your ‘Horse Outside’:

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