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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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


Fix. Aerial Cirque performer Nicola Moran with Dublin Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe at the Hapenny Bridge Dublin for the Launch of Culture Night. Source:

  • Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe received approval from Cabinet to base Budget 2020 around the assumption that there will be a no-deal Brexit come 31 October.
  • Trinity College Dublin called for a “national strategy for university rankings” after dropping 44 places in the World University Rankings today.
  • Agriculture minister Michael Creed is to meet with representatives from both sides of the ongoing beef dispute this evening. 
  • The High Court directed the District Court to impose a new sentence on a man who admitted taking 12,000 pictures of a female neighbour without her knowledge or consent.
  • Gardaí are hunting a four-man gang who hijacked a white van in Co Limerick which was carrying cash and valuable car parts.
  • Policing of a number of different feuds in the Longford region is reaching breaking point.
  • A new poll showed that just over half of people in Northern Ireland would vote for Irish unification if there were a border poll tomorrow.


autumn-weather-sept-11th-2019 Northern gannets on Bass Rock are silhouetted at dawn, North Berwick, Scotland. Source: Neil Squires

#PROROGUE: Scotland’s highest civil court ruled today that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was unlawful

#OH CANADA: The country will go to the polls on 21 October after it was announced today that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requested to dissolve Parliament.

#LIFE JIM: Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of a planet with Earth-like temperatures that could support life as we know it.


Here, it is

The six-page Operation Yellowhammer, the British government’s no-deal Brexit scenario. 

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