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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the tragic drownings today, murders being up and the lucky escape for one Irish woman in New York…

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

.  Rachel Croash,Sarah Shine Rachel Croash, Sarah Shine and Maria Kelly in Dublin during a preview of one of five new short operas inspired by episodes from the streets of Dublin.


  • A five-year-old boy drowned after he fell into a lake at Belgree Lawns in Tyrrelstown.
  • A teenager has died in a separate swimming incident in Cavan.
  • The number of murders in Ireland rose over a 12-month period.
  • Asking prices for houses all across the country are up for the first time in eight years.
  • A 12-year-old boy is in a serious condition after his bike was hit by a van in Antrim.
  • An Irish woman run over three times by a New York subway train walked away with just a broken shoulder.
  • The family of Dhara Kivlehan say they are disappointed over the inquest delay. [RTÉ]
  • Writer Dermot Healy has died at the age of 66.
  • Murdered teenager, Mariora Rostas phoned her family crying the day after she went missing. [RTÉ]
  • Croke Park residents could go to court to stop Garth Brooks gigs.
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys had the biggest opening weekend box-office numbers in this country for any Irish movie, ever.


Nepal Agriculture A Nepalese woman walks carrying paddy saplings before replanting them at a rice field in Chunnikhel, Katmandu, Nepal. Source: Niranjan Shrestha

#UK: Rolf Harris has been found guilty on all charges of indecent assault.

#URUGUAY: Luis Suárez admitted he did bite Giorgio Chiellini.

#ISRAEL: The bodies of three missing teenagers were found in Israel.

#SOUTH AFRICA: Oscar Pistorius was back in court where mental health experts said he was not suffering from a mental illness.


  • Are you the type of person that feels the cold no matter where you go. This new gadget is for you. [The Independent UK]
  • Google is shutting down its original social network but not because of Facebook it says. [Quartz]


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First published 21.00pm

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