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Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the health budget, racial profiling and murder arrests.

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

imageJane Cowen from Offaly joins protesters and youth campaigners under the banner We’re Not Leaving, at a protest against Budget 2014 outside Leinster House this evening. Pic: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland



imageSenator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters waiting outside a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans as news emerged that leaders reached a last-minute agreement to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government. Pic: AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite

#AFRICA A charity says “appalling scenes of murder” have been witnessed in the Central African Republic.

#USA The US reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling just hours before it defaulted on its debt.

#UK Staff at Royal Mail in the UK are set to go on on strike on 4 November.

#USA An American man, William Happ, confessed to the murder of Angie Crowley in 1986… on the day he was executed.

#IRAN Iran has ruled that a man should be hung for possession of crystal meth a second time – after he survived the first hanging. [The Guardian]


  • Twitter has shunned the Nasdaq and decided to get listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Here’s a man who can predict within four hours if a Kickstarter project will fail. [The Guardian]


Want to be insufferable on Facebook? Here are seven ways you can do just that. If you really want to… [Huffington Post]

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