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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the shooting in south Dublin, David Norris’s potty mouth and garda recruitment.

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

Pic: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland


  • An investigation is underway after a man was shot dead at Grand Canal View in Dublin earlier today.
  • A row has broken out after Fine Gael launched its Seanad abolition campaign and David Norris said f***y.
  • Meanwhile, the upper house has been debating the abortion legislation at length today.
  • The gardaí will start recruiting new members from next year and plenty of people will be applying.
  • The Tánaiste has condemned the Belfast riots with more police officers injured in the violence.
  • The funerals of two brothers murdered in Mayo last week has taken place today with the Taoiseach among the attendees [RTÉ]
  • Proposals to give tax exiles an opportunity to spend more time in Ireland have been criticised by TDs and you.
  • Support for Irish overseas aid remains strong despite the recession.
  • Bank of Ireland has said there has been a significant increase in the number of loan approvals for SMEs.
  • Junior doctors are to be balloted about possible industrial action because of their excessive working hours.
  • There has been a rise in the number of so-called accidental landlords – people who rent their home to pay the mortgage.
  • Casinos will be limited in number and in size under new proposals from Alan Shatter.


Pic: AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

#SPAIN: Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (above) is under pressure over a slush fund scandal that has led to calls for him to resign. He says he won’t. [BBC]

#USA: A death row inmate diagnosed with a mental disability has been given a stay of execution, hours before he was due to receive a lethal injection.

#TRAYVON: The US Justice Department is to continue an investigation into whether the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin constituted a hate-crime by George Zimmerman. [NPR]


  • Spotify is relatively new here in Ireland but musicians aren’t happy about it as Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke pulls his music from the streaming service. [The Guardian]
  • Microsoft and Blackberry have slashed the prices of their flagship products that have so far been no match for Apple and Android equivalents [BBC]


A group of 30 small sharks were rescued from a rapidly decreasing pool of water on a beach in north Dublin over the weekend thanks to some quick thinking from Jeff Williams. Here’s how he did it.

Here’s what happened yesterday… >

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