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# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everybody’s talking about the devastating train derailment in Spain, Michael Lowry’s home being raided and the threat to child benefit in the budget.

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

Photo:  Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland


  • A government minister has indicated it may not be possible to avoid a child benefit cut in the Budget.
  • A body found in a derelict house in Phibsboro may have been there since 2009.
  • Crumlin Hospital mistakenly told 18 families their children may have been contaminated with a bug, and they’re sorry.
  • Permanent TSB has told a customer with arrears of €200 to sell her house.
  • The HSE has a new management structure in place with the board now replaced by a directorate. All explained here.
  • The property tax funds will definitely not be used to pay off bondholders, the government says.
  • The home of Tipperary TD Michael Lowry (above) was raided by Revenue officials this week in what one minister says is a “significant development”.
  • TV3 has warned staff over leaks about possible schedule changes.
  • Gardaí say there is no sign of a teenager who escaped from custody in Dublin last week.
  • A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a dissident republican in Kildare last week.
  • A Labour councillor, who used to work for Eamon Gilmore, is now emigrating to New Zealand.
  • Two new judges have been nominated to the Supreme Court.
  • Over 10 per cent of all Traveller deaths are by suicide.
  • The clean-up from the floods overnight is under way with Clery’s likely to stay closed for days. More rain is expected.


Spain Train Derailment

Photo: Lalo Villar/AP

#SPAIN: The driver of the train that crashed, killing at least 80 people, in Spain last night faces a police investigation as shocking footage of the derailment emerged.

#SYRIA: The death toll from the two-year conflict in Syria has now risen to over 100,000 people, the UN has said. [BBC]

#WIKILEAKS: Bradley Manning is an egotist who betrayed the trust of the United States government, a prosecutor has said as his trial for leaking thousands of diplomatic and military cables draws to a close [New York Times]



A British woman doing charity work in Africa returned home to find a few bites on her stomach that turned out to flesh-eating maggots when she squeezed the sores. [MailOnline]

Here’s what happened yesterday…>

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