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Here's What Happened Today: Easter Monday

Tensions between North Korea and the US, and Cruinniú na Cásca attracts thousands.

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


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  • Two gardaí were injured in an assault in Dublin
  • A survey indicates different pay levels between teachers is affecting staff morale
  • Cannabis worth an estimated €250,000 was seized in Fermoy, Co Cork
  • Gardaí appealed for information after a Co Kildare man was allegedly abducted
  • Petrol prices in Ireland have decreased for the first time in six months
  • Huge crowds turned out in Derry yesterday for the unveiling of Martin McGuinnessgravestone
  • Half a million people attended Cruinniú na Cásca events around the country today.


Turkish Referendum 2017 Source: Depo Photos/PA Images

#NORTH KOREA: A war of words between the US and North Korea broke today, prompted by Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the border between the two Koreas.

#TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a historic referendum yesterday that will tighten his grip on power.

#PRINCE HARRY: Britain’s youngest prince suffered “total chaos” before eventually seeking help to deal with the death of his mother Princess Diana.


An article in the Guardian tells the story of the White House Easter Egg roll, and how there was a bit of a scramble to get this year’s events together.

Under Obama, tickets were awarded to lottery winners in February, allowing out-of-town egg-propulsion enthusiasts to plan trips well in advance. But it was March this year before Trump’s staff even confirmed that this year’s roll was taking place, and people were only notified if they had won tickets at the very end of that month.
The White House was further bedevilled when the company that manufactures the commemorative eggs used in the Easter egg roll had to use Twitter to remind the president to submit an order.

But thankfully, all seems to have gone to plan.

President Trump at the White House Easter Egg Roll - Washington First lady Melania Trump with the Easter Bunny. Source: Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA

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