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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about those shocking ambulance service revelations, what gardaí knew about phonecall taping… And John Waters moving on.

Updated at 10.55pm

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

imageJames Gilleran, the original ‘Daff Man’ [Artur Widak/PA Wire/PA Images]


  • There was shock at ambulance service revelations
  • A man shot outside a creche last week died
  • A man and woman in their 60s died in a car crash
  • The GRA said gardaí knew some calls were recorded
  • The Taoiseach said he didn’t ask Callinan to quit
  • There was an appeal for a missing teenager
  • A man was declared ‘stateless’ by the Irish government
  • It emerged John Waters has quit The Irish Times
  • Aer Lingus confirmed its CEO got €1.5m last year
  • And the rain held off (mostly) for Daffodil Day



Ahead of the celebration of Nyepi (The Day Of Silence), thousands of Hindus perform a ‘Melasti’ ceremony at Balekambang Beach, East Java in Indonesia. [NEWZULU/H PRABOWO]

#MH370: More objects were spotted, amid new claims that the plane was travelling faster than previously thought.

#BLADE RUNNER: The Pistorius trial was adjourned for ten days.

#DESIGNER: It emerged L’Wren Scott left her entire $9m estate to Mick Jagger [The Globe and Mail].


  • There’s reports the iPhone 6 will be released in September
  • 80 per cent of news organisations are being targeted by state hackers, Google said [Guardian]
  • And the first Bionic Olympics will be held in 2016 [BBC]


Jimmy Fallon’s being doing a pretty good job on The Tonight Show since he took over from Jay Leno earlier this year…

In a slightly cruel move from the normally nice-as-pie former SNL stalwart, this week he got parents to post photos of babies who look like crack-smoking-Mayor-of-Toronto Rob Ford.

(The Tonight Show)

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