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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

An attack in Russia, a man sentenced over murder and protests over children’s services – It’s The FIx.

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


Doodle4Googlewinner-12 Six year old Erica Redmond from Scoil Carmel in Firhouse who was crowned the overall winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition this afternoon. Source: Conor McCabe Photography Ltd

  • A man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 murder of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie.
  • Protests were held in towns and cities across the country to highlight lack of HSE-funded services available for children and young adults.
  • Renua re-launched its core principles, stating explicitly that it is now a pro-life party.
  • The NBRU confirmed that it received a letter from the CIÉ group over last week’s unauthorised picketing of Dublin Bus and Irish Rail depots.
  • Housing Minister Simon Coveney said that he believed Enda Kenny would step aside before the summer.
  • A man in his 20s died following a single car crash in Limerick.
  • The asking price for a three-bed semi-detached house is now at €290,000, according to the latest report.


download (1) Blast victims lie near a subway train hit by an explosion at the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St.Petersburg, Russia. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

#RUSSIA: At least 10 people were killed and 50 injured after an explosion rocked the metro system in Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg.

#MAURITIUS: The chief public prosecutor in Mauritius said that the murder case of Michaela McAreavey is not closed.

#COLOMBIA: At least 254 people have died – including 43 children – in mud slides in the Colombian town of Mocoa.


There’s been some back and forth in recent days between the UK and Spain over the fate of Gibraltar post-Brexit. This tweet sums up the media storm nicely.

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