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Here’s what happened today: Thursday

No public inquiry into the Omagh Bombing, EU to investigate multinational tax affairs in Ireland and priestly celibacy.
Sep 12th 2013, 9:16 PM 8,444 1

Updated 23:22

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

image(Market Street in Omagh following the Real IRA bomb in August 1998. Pic: Paul McErlane/PA Wire)

IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

image#SYRIA: The UN has received documents from Syria which begins the process of the country handing over its chemical weapons.

#RELIGION: Pope’s deputy says celibacy is ‘not a dogma of the Church’.

# FINAL FRONTIER: NASA’s Voyager space probe becomes first man-made object to depart the solar system for deep space.

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INNOVATION

  • Google celebrated ten years in Ireland by releasing a video that details what they’ve learned about the country since setting up their EMEA headquarters here in 2003.
  • A report published today found that 65 per cent of Irish homes have access to broadband.
  • Nearly two-years after it ran aground off Italy, a €500 million operation is set to begin to salvage the Costa Concordia. This interactive guide shows how the operation will go. [Guardian]
  • Twitter has announced that it is to go public after submitting papers ahead of a planned IPO

PARTING SHOT

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An unlucky frog photobombed the launch of NASA’S LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere Dust Environment Explorer) spacecraft in Virginia last Friday.

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