This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Irish border rumours rumble on, the CervicalCheck results backlog, and possible cannabis licenses for farmers.

NEED TO CATCH up brings you a round-up of today’s news.


22  Dub Film Festival_90562834 Sean Cassidy as Charlie Chaplin arrives at the Light House Cinema on Tiggles the horse, led by DIFF Festival director Grainne Humphreys. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that some CervicalCheck tests have been delayed by up to six months and have expired, meaning women will have to be retested
  • Irish farmers could be given licences to grow cannabis for medicinal use
  • Over 500 pieces of feedback were sent about RTÉ’s Prime Time programme about transgender issues
  • Officials were questioned over high costs for the new children’s hospital
  • Agriculture Minister Michael Creed gave unclear responses as to whether there would be a border in Ireland if there was a no deal Brexit
  • Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins said any concerns about the Israeli embassy in Ireland shutting down over the Occupied Territories Bill is an “overreaction”.


Aviemore Sled Dog Rally 2019 A training session at Feshiebridge ahead of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain's 36th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally. Source: Andrew Milligan

#ENGLISH CHANNEL: Police called off search efforts for a plane carrying Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala, who is presumed dead after debris was found.

#VENEZUELA: Opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president in a defiant speech today before masses of anti-Maduro demonstrators.

#DAVOS: Bono told the world’s business elite that capitalism is not immoral, but it is a wild beast that needs to be tamed. 


Today is the 30th anniversary of Salvador Dali’s death. The famous Catalan surrealist best known for his bizarre and striking images – as well as his eccentric lifestyle.

So on that note, here he is taking his anteater for a walk to the subway in Paris, 1969.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel