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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case and what the gardaí knew.

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

imageIan Bailey, who was arrested by gardaí over the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case and who is taking a civil action against the State. (Pic: Photocall Ireland)

IRELAND

  • Gardaí recorded calls by two witnesses in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case [RTE]
  • A new alliance of independent politicians met in Dublin.
  • Sand from North Africa hit Ireland overnight.
  • Two men died in a car crash in Tyrone.
  • Every school in Ireland must have an anti-bullying policy by 11 April.
  • Three Dublin councils will vote on a directly-elected mayor.
  • Police appealed for information about the murder of a pizza delivery man.
  • Cannabis plants were seized in a midnight raid in Carlow.
  • Gay Byrne is definitely not retiring from radio.

INTERNATIONAL

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Spanish reporter Javier Espinosa, who was kidnapped in Syria, goes to hug his son in Madrid today after being released. (AP Photo/Paco Campos/Pool)

#MH370: Relatives of some of the passengers on board missing flight MH370 have accused Malaysia of hiding information about the plane.

#FREED: Two Spanish journalists who were taken hostage in Syria have been welcomed home by their families after being held for six months by Islamist militants [BBC]

#SITH LORD: Darth Vader – or at least a protester dressed up as him – has paid the €165,000 deposit and is running for president of Ukraine.

INNOVATION

  • An entrepreneur is using drones to deliver medical supplies to areas that need them most [Guardian]
  • Transport nerds: this one is for you. Mashable has created an interactive map of reviews of the world’s underground subway systems. [Mashable]

PARTING SHOT

Two scientists believe that ours will be the first generation of humans to live forever. No, really, they do. A new documentary has been made about their work and the ethical – not to mention the scientific – dilemmas they face. [QZ]

(Video: sxsw/YouTube)

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