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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.

Updated 11.20pm

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

Anglo Case. Pictured Former Chairman o Seán FitzPatrick smiles outside court this evening. Source: Sam Boal



South Korea Ship Sinking Relatives wait for their missing loved ones at a port in South Korea today. Source: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

#SINKING: Almost 300 people are still missing after a ferry carrying 462 people sank off South Korea.

#UKRAINE: Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine have seized six Ukrainian armoured vehicles, a day after the military began an operation to remove protesters from public buildings. [BBC]

#PISTORIUS: The trial of Oscar Pistorius is to adjourn for more than two weeks tomorrow.


  • Lawyers in England are urging people to leave instructions for their social media accounts, passwords, and online photographs after they die, because that’s the kind of thing we have to worry about nowadays. [Guardian]
  • Amazon and Google are locked in an epic battle to dominate the cloud – but Quartz says Amazon may already have won. [Quartz]
  • Not to toot our own horn or anything, but is the first Irish site to allow users to open up its app directly through Google search, under a pilot project by Google.


Every day, some 620 million people in India defecate in the open, with only half the population using toilets. This isn’t great for a whole lot of reasons, so UNICEF has launched a new campaign, snappily titled Poo2Loo, to encourage people to actually use the jacks when they have to go. As well as a video game and helpful instructional videos, there’s also a person dressed as a giant turd who goes around hassling people to make sure they use the toilet. Helpful!

(Video: Poo2Loo/YouTube) 

Originally published 9pm

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