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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Cardinal Seán Brady and the tragic death of two nuns.

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


Ireland Prayer Vigil Source: AP/Press Association Images


Ukraine Pro-Russian rebels near Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#US: After nearly a week of severe tensions, police in Ferguson, Missouri named the officer who shot dead an unarmed black man last weekend.

#IRAQ: A number of EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters against Islamic State militants. Ireland is not one of them.

#UKRAINE: Concerns were raised after Russian military vehicles were spotted encroaching on the Ukrainian border.


  • If you’re reading this, and you’re over 50 – read on. A study has found that internet use can help fight off dementia.
  • Have you ever wondered why smartphones seem to be constantly getting bigger? Here’s why. [Quartz]


With racially-charged protests and alarmingly high rates of police violence consuming America these days, is it time the media stopped patronising the rest of the world?

Here’s a must-read satirical piece about how journalists would report the shooting of Michael Brown, if the town of Ferguson were in China instead of Missouri. [Vox]

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