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Here’s what happened today: Monday

Everyone’s been talking about two more stabbings in Dublin, Garda bikes being taken off the road and Rolf Harris.

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


State pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy after investigating the body of the man at the scene around a house in Ormond Quay today. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)



imageVeteran entertainer Rolf Harris arrives at Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London today. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

#YEWTREE Entertainer Rolf Harris appeared in a London court today to face nine charges of indecent assault and making indecent images of children.

#KENYA Kenyan forces stormed the Westgate Mall in what the Interior Ministry called the ‘final assault’ on terrorists.

#TRACKERS The head of the European Central Bank said that interest rates will stay low, in a move that will please holders of tracker mortgages.

#SNAKE ON A PLANE In a scene reminiscent of a Samuel L Jackson movie, a snake caused a Qantas plane heading from Sydney to Japan to be delayed.


  • This incredibly cool gif shows how a piece of the Apollo 12 rocket floated around space for 31 years, at one stage coming close to re-entering earth’s orbit. [Geek.com]
  • A computer club in Germany has claimed that it has hacked the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S. In a remarkably simple video, members of the Chaos Computer Club take one minute to get around the security feature. [BusinessEtc]



With a groundswell of opinion rising against Arthur’s Day, Guinness manufacturer Diageo was forced to defend the campaign. Corporate Relations Director Peter O’Brien even pledged to visit an Accident and Emergency Department to survey the change in demand for emergency services this Thursday. (@jonathanhealy/Twitter)

Here’s what happened yesterday

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