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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about events in Bailieborough and Denis O’Brien’s tax bill.

NEED TO CATCH UP? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.


Garda forensic officers at the Square Bar in Bailieborough in Cavan today. (Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire)




(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

#SYRIA: International leaders have been unable to agree on Syria at the G20. [BBC]

#SPAIN: The phone call made by the Spanish train driver immediately after the crash that left 79 people dead has been released.

#WORLD WAR II: Hitler’s bodyguard, the last surviving witness of his final days, has died in Berlin. [Guardian]


  • A new service called Oyster aims to do for books what Netflix has done for tv: to make lots of them available for a set price per month. [Forbes]
  • These unexpectedly beautiful x-rays show the hidden technology behind some iconic luxury items. [Wired]


Julian Assange hasn’t left Ecuador’s embassy in London in more than a year. In this piece, Vanity Fair covers what his life is like now – and how he’s still controlling things from within the embassy’s four walls. [Vanity Fair]

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