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Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Maíria Cahill, Irish Water and the manhunt in Ottawa…

Updated 23.10pm

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

Irish Water Irish Water managing director John Tierney leaving Leinster House after meeting Environment minister Alan Kelly. Source: Niall Carson



Vatican Pope Poor Pope Francis got caught in the head wind today. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#CANADA: A manhunt is ongoing in Ottawa after a soldier was shot dead outside Parliament Buildings.

#US: An American who was held in captivity in North Korea for six months has returned home.

#US: An Irish-born US judge was suspended over a porn emails scandal.

#UK: The father of a British Islamic State hostage died without knowing the fate of his son.

#GERMANY: Three teenage girls were stopped at a German Airport on suspicion of trying to join Islamic State.


  • This fake log jams your phone so you can be one with nature. [Wired.com]
  • NASA launched a free sound library with historical audio from Nasa missions. [NASA]


Would you like to be the mayor of your own little city? Now you can. [gizmodo.com]

First published 21.00pm

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