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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

An arrest on an Aer Lingus flight, talks on the rail strike and a €60,000 payment to the parents of a Roma child… all in the news fix.

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


hidden hero awards Ella Murphy O'Connor and Jimmy Norman who are being honoured at the unsung hero awards in Dublin today Source: Naoise Culhane


Chinese President state visit - Preparations A panda in London's chinatown ahead of the State visit next week Source: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

#UNITED KINGDOM:  Former BBC journalist Jacky Sutton has been found dead in Turkey. 

#CALIFORNIA: President Michael D Higgins will plant a tree in honour of the Berkeley victims. 

#ISRAEL: Tensions continue to run high in the country with a soldier shot at a bus station.  


  • Facebook has introduced a new kind of notification to tell you if your account has been targeted by a government sponsored hacker. 
  • In other Facebook news, users of iPhones are complaining its app causes battery drain. [The Guardian]


Aniela McGuinness, a 32-year-old actress living in Hollywood, Florida, has made a photo exhibition about the different stages of the preventative mastectomy she has undergone. [Buzzfeed]

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