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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Emma DeSouza, Catalonia and Brexit had everyone talking today.
Oct 14th 2019, 9:00 PM 15,589 0

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


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  • Emma DeSouza, the Derry woman at the centre of an immigration row with the UK Home Office, said she will appeal the latest ruling in a long-running legal battle.
  • The government was called on to take action to resolve the homeless crisis after the murder of a man in a ‘tented village’ in Cork over the weekend.
  • A garda whistleblower told the Disclosures Tribunal the “dogs on the street” knew what was going on in Athlone over alleged gardaí collusion with drug dealers.
  • A father-of-five who was sent two videos of child sexual abuse in a WhatsApp group was jailed for 18 months.
  • Almost seven in 10 people in Ireland don’t think there will be a Brexit deal by the end of this week.
  • There were no references to female students found in a WhatsApp group called ‘tits and filth’, the Law Society of Ireland said.
  • Bundee Aki’s Rugby World Cup is over after he was banned for three games for the high tackle that saw him red-carded against Samoa on Saturday.


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#JAPAN: Tens of thousands of rescue workers are searching for survivors of Typhoon Hagibis, which has killed at least 56 people.

#CATALONIA: Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison over their failed Independence bid in 2017.

#SYRIA: Government troops deployed along the border with Turkey to help Kurdish fighters fend off Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria.

#BRITAIN: Queen Elizabeth II outlined the UK government’s plans for legislation and its vision for the UK post-Brexit. 

#US: The White House condemned a video depicting a fake President Donald Trump shooting and stabbing media figures and political opponents that was shown at a conference for his supporters.


Confused about what might happen next with Brexit? The House of Commons Library has drawn up a chart of the various scenarios that could unfold after the EU Council summit this week.

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