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Dublin: 1 °C Sunday 15 December, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Bus strikes postponed, a train crash in New Jersey and Nama at the PAC all had people talking today.

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


Hotelier and TV star, Fran Hotelier and TV star, Francis Brennan pictured in the Stephen's Green branch of Dunnes Stores surrounded by over 100 fluffy sheep designed by himself. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

  • All Dublin Bus strikes were announced as postponed this evening as after marathon talks between unions and management.
  • People have been warned that Ireland is experiencing one of the worst infestations of Portuguese Man-of-Wars in more than a century.
  • Nama officials and the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) appeared before the Public Accounts Committee.
  • Cork TD Mick Barry responded after his office was vandalised with the words “Baby Killer Out”.
  • Gerry Adams announced he was suing the BBC for alleging he approved the murder of Denis Donaldson.


Autumn weather Sept 28th 2016 The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis appear in the sky over Bamburgh lighthouse at stag Rock in Northumberland in England. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

#NEW JERSEY: At least one person died and 100 were injured after a train ploughed into a station during a morning rush.

#TRUMP: Forbes magazine estimated that Donald Trump lost $800 million over the last year.

#OMAGH: The two men who were found to be responsible for the Omagh bombing had an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected.


  • Check out how a new generation of mobile telescopes are catching up with our exploding cosmos. (via New Scientist).
  • A debate is heating up over this robot that can keep children occupied unsupervised for hours (via The Guardian).


They’ve invaded the shores of Ireland, but the Portuguese man-of-war is beautiful as well as dangerous, as these amazing pictures show.

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Cormac Fitzgerald

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