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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

The FAI, insurance costs and Donald Trump’s expected impeachment had everyone talking today.

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

IRELAND

gov 29 Health Minister Simon Harris and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe at the launch of a new Sláintecare contract for consultants. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • The Football Association of Ireland sought an €18 million bailout from the government, Minister for Sport Shane Ross confirmed.
  • A once-off €1,500 payment is to be given to each childcare provider to help them deal with extra insurance costs arising from the withdrawal from one insurer from the market.
  • The parents of Nóra Quoirin, the teenage girl who was found dead in Malaysia while on a family holiday in August, met with Irish government officials.
  • Three men were arrested today after a man in his 20s was shot a number of times in Clondalkin last night. 
  • A woman who lost control of her vehicle and mounted a footpath, killing one pedestrian and seriously injuring three others, was jailed for two years.
  • Garda Commissioner Drew Harris gave directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings an update on the ongoing investigation into criminality and intimidation of QIH staff. 
  • The Oireachtas Health Committee heard it is a “remarkable” coincidence that smear results from two prominent campaigners got mixed up in a review.
  • Consultant doctors employed by the State will have to focus 100% of their time on public-only work from mid-2020, it was announced.
  • A Status Orange wind warning was issued for two counties as wet weather continues across the country.
  • It was confirmed that Verona Murphy is to be dropped from the Wexford Fine Gael general election ticket.

WORLD

trump-impeachment Protesters demonstrate at the US Capitol building as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Source: Matt Rourke/AP/Press Association Images

#US: President Donald Trump is set to become the third US leader ever to be impeached ahead of a historic vote in the House of Representatives today that could trigger his trial in the Senate.

#UK: The families the Hyde Park bombing victims urged the UK government to meet them after a High Court judge ruled that John Downey was involved in the IRA attack.

#AUSTRALIA: The country experienced its hottest day on record and a heatwave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bushfire season, authorities said.

#CONGO: A lawsuit accused several of the world’s largest technology firms of knowingly profiting from child labour in African cobalt mines.

PARTING SHOT

Le Galaxie last night announced their split after over a decade performing together

The electronic band formed in 2008 and released three studio albums; Laserdisc Nights II, Le Club and Pleasure.

Listen to one of their biggest hits, Pleasure, below: 

Source: LeGalaxieVEVO/YouTube

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