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Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the death of a Glee star, the discovery of a body in Killarney and the Trayvon Martin case…

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

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  • The body of a man has been recovered from the site of yesterday’s suspected gas explosion in Killarney, Co Kerry.
  • Minister Pat Rabbitte has ruled out the government returning to the abortion issue in its current term.
  • Martin McGuinness has said that people rioting in Belfast were wound up by those who should know better.
  • The government’s plans to means-test disability care have been criticised.
  • A government TD has said that deputies should not be allowed to drink alcohol in the Dáil bar until 5am.
  • The family of Jean McConville may seek British war diaries to discover more about their mother-of-ten’s disappearance and death.
  • A man has died in an early-morning road crash in Louth.
  • The sunny weather is going to last for the rest of next week and next weekend.
  • The Irish Coast Guard is warning people not to do this if they go in the water.


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#TRAYVON: George Zimmerman has been acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin in a controversial Florida case.

#JK ROWLING: The Harry Potter author has written a rather good crime novel under a pseudonym.

#ITALY: An Italian senator has insisted he meant no offence when he compared the country’s first black minister to an orangutan.

#GLEE: Cory Monteith, who played Finn in the hit TV show, has died after a suspected drug overdose.


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