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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about what the President’s decision will be on the abortion bill, two missing boys found dead and Pope Francis accepts gay people.

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


  • President Michael D Higgins ends meeting with the Council of State as he now decides on his abortion bill vote.
  • Two missing boys found dead following a single-car crash in Mayo, father found injured.
  • A family of six asylum seekers have gone to the High Court over an ‘unconstitutional’ direct provision system.
  • Sean Dunne was declared bankrupt in the Irish High Court. [RTÉ News]
  • Dublin Bus drivers could strike next week as company confirms it will implement cost-cutting changes.
  • Gardaí are looking for two drivers after a girl, 16, was killed last night in a road crash in Tallaght.
  • One man has died and two others are seriously injured after a two-car collision in Cavan overnight.
  • USI withdraws condemnation of 2010 student protesters after Ombudsman criticises gardaí.
  • Cleaning company creates 50 new jobs for Dublin.
  • Just 13 per cent of immigrants opt to become Irish citizens – far below the 34 per cent average in the EU.
  • Although Ryanair’s profits dropped early in 2013, the airline says it will make a €600m profit by the end of the year.
  • Consumers are buying fewer frozen burgers after the horse meat scandal.


#SWITZERLAND: Forty-four people injured as two trains collide outside Bern.
#ITALY: Thirty-eight people died when a coach carrying pilgrims crashed near Naples.
#SPAIN: Train driver charged with 79 counts of reckless homicide in Spain.
#VATICAN: Pope Francis does not ‘judge’ homosexuals but ban on women priests stands.
#US: FBI uncovers an underage prostitution ring arresting 150 pimps and saving 105 kids.
#FRANCE: Cannes jewel heist upgraded from €40 million to €103 million armed robbery.
#BRITAIN: The Co-operative insists on modesty bags on lads’ mags or they’ll stop selling them.



It has to be seen to be believed. A man who refused to throw out anything covered his house in beer cans in Houston. It then gets landmarked. [Huffington Post]

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