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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about homelessness, tax evasion, and the death of a mother and her newborn child.

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

Ireland

Forum on Homelessness. Pictured at the f A protester at tonight's homelessness forum in Dublin. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

  • Sligo Regional Hospital apologised to the family of Sally Rowlette, who died after giving birth there.
  • Environment Minister Alan Kelly held an emergency forum on homelessness.
  • It was alleged that Revenue had joined in a ‘political cover-up’ of Ansbacher tax evasion claims.
  • A new poll shows Fine Gael now haven’t been so unpopular since 2003.
  • Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no confidence against Enda Kenny, to be voted on next Wednesday
  • Gardaí said they’d start a new search tomorrow near Portlaoise, as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Fiona Pender in 1996.
  • Health Minister Leo Varadkar got a supplementary budget of €680 million – €200 million more than he asked for.
  • A Sinn Féin councillor in Dublin revealed he’d received death threats warning him not to go to a water protests meeting tonight.
  • 45,000 litres of toxic sludge, used in diesel laundering, was found in Co Louth.
  • A Dublin man got a six-year jail term for damaging a €10 million Monet painting.

International

Police Chokehold Death Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, makes an impassioned statement in New York. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#WE CAN’T BREATHE: There was outrage in New York and across America after a jury decided not to try a white police officer whose chokehold killed unarmed black man Eric Garner.

#TRAGEDY: Police near Bristol in England found the body of Charlotte Bevan and her newborn child, after the two went missing from hospital yesterday.

#RAPE: Conservative MP Mark Pritchard was arrested by police investigating an alleged rape in London.

Innovation

Parting Shot

Amid protests and disbelief at the death of Eric Garner, and a jury’s failure to indict the New York police officer involved, Wil Wheaton gives us this stark reminder of Garner’s dying words.

tumblr_ng1qm9k7yL1u4adyro1_1280 Source: Wil Wheaton

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