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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Karen Bradley’s day of controversy, a shooting in Dublin, and R Kelly’s explosive interview made headlines today.
Mar 6th 2019, 9:03 PM 7,887 5

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

IRELAND

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  • A man in his 20s was seriously injured in a shooting in west Dublin
  • Tánaiste Simon Coveney met with Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley after she said that killings by police forces during the Troubles “were not crimes
  • London police said they are exploring the possibility that suspicious packages sent to buildings in the city yesterday came from Ireland
  • The government’s loan scheme for first-time buyers has not closed and applications can continue, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said
  • A woman was pulled out of her vehicle in Meath during a hijacking this morning
  • Shane Ross apologised for saying Sinn Féin’s Imelda Munster was “like a donkey in the last race at the last fence” unlike her “thoroughbred” party colleagues.

WORLD 

#CHINA-JINGZHE-FARM WORK Those colours look familiar.. Farmers plant traditional Chinese medicine herbs in the east Chinese province of Anhui. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#INCOMING THREAT: Activity was detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the “rapid rebuilding” of the facility.

#EXTRAORDINARY INTERVIEW: R&B Superstar R Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused girls in his first public comments since being charged last month.

#OUT FOXED: The Democrats rejected Fox News as a venue for the 2020 debates, citing their favourable coverage of Donald Trump as the reason (Guardian).

PARTING SHOT

We love a good photo, especially one that prompts a fun lil game.

Tag yourself Source: Commons Press

House of Commons Source: House of Commons

These excellent pictures from the House of Commons today convey a wide range of emotions: from shock to bemusement, from outrage to indifference, and even a little bit of laughter.

So here’s the game: tag yourself.

Which MP conveys your feelings about this Brexit mess?

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