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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Trump phones Leo, global ransomware attack and and elderly couple reunited – It’s the Fix.

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

NO FEE 9 Trocaire Mrs Brown donation John McColgan who produced ‘An Evening with Brendan O’Carroll’ in The Bord Gais theatre to raise funds for Trócaire presents a cheque for funds raised on the night to Sean Farrell, Director of International Division at Trocaire. Source: Mark Stedman


  • The Government announced that flat fee bin charges are to be scrapped and replaced.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke with US president Donald Trump over the phone for the first time.
  • The latest tax defaulters list was released, with a well-known Dublin public relations company being included.
  • Eric Locke is appealing his sentence over the murder of Sonia Blount.
  • An elderly couple who were separated under the Fair Deal nursing home scheme are to be reunited.
  • A Dublin housing estate was evacuated after a pipe bomb was discovered.
  • The former president of the High Court hit out at the judicial appointments bill, ahead of it being debated in the Dáil this evening.


Trump US Ireland President Donald Trump, accompanied by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, talks with Leo Varadkar over phone in the Oval Office. Source: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

#GOOGLE: The search engine giant was hit with a €2.4 billion anti-trust fine.

#RANSOMWARE: The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear site was taken offline after a massive global cyberattack.

#EUROPE: The European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal by the parents of a terminally ill baby that he should undergo experimental treatment in the US.

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Us president Donald Trump has a framed copy of Time Magazine hung up in at least four of his golf clubs. The only problem is, the issues are fake. (via The Washington Post)

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