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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the Poolbeg incinerator, asylum applications, and a rescued cow.
Sep 21st 2014, 8:15 PM 13,558 0

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

Neil McGee dejected Neil McGee of Donegal appears dejected at the end of the game today. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO


  • TD Aodhan Ó Riordán said that to say there is a surge in asylum applications is “ridiculous”.
  • Work will begin on the Poolbeg incinerator in two weeks, the council confirmed
  • Gerry Adams is going to New York tomorrow – and will fly economy class.
  • The majority of people want a referendum on the 8th Amendment, a new poll says.
  • Minister Richard Bruton joined the Taoiseach in talking about tax rate cuts.
  • The Greyhound dispute could be set to end, as a new deal is put to workers.
  • Ireland and tens of other countries took part in a huge Climate Change awareness event.
  • The Garda Inspectorate won’t comment on a report that says there has been widespread reclassification of serious crimes as lesser offences. []
  • A man will appear in court tomorrow over carjacking a taxi at knife point.
  • A PSNI officer was hit in the face with a brick in Belfast.
  • A man was seriously injured in a late night hit-and-run.
  • A stranded cow was rescued from the bottom of a cliff.
  • The winner of the All-Ireland senior football final was… Kerry.


Albania Pope Source: AP/Press Association Images

#MH17 The families of German victims of the MH17 incident are to sue Ukraine.

#SCOTLAND More than 80,000 people signed a petition calling for a re-run of the independence referendum.

#USA An intruder in the White House was carrying a knife.

#SYRIA Thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey to escape Islamic State militants.

#UK The wife of a British taxi driver kidnapped by Islamic State has pleaded with them to release him.

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#POPE FRANCIS Pope Francis visited Albania, where he said that religion is no excuse for violence.


  • What’s been happening in the weird wide web this week? Here’s our round-up. []
  • NASA has sent a spacecraft to Mars – in order to find out how the planet lost its water. It should put itself in orbit around the Red Planet today, all going to plan. [Reuters]


Just in case you missed the Twink article everyone’s talking about today, here are seven things we learned from it. (And we do hope she gets her dog back) []

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