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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 7 December, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines.

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


dublin scenes 260_90558116 A grey heron stands face on in a tree along the Grand Canal in Dublin. Source: Sam Boal


UPI 20181107 President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room. Source: UPI/PA Images

#US MIDTERMS: The Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives, as Republicans increased their majority in the Senate. Afterwards during a press conference, Trump had a row with a CNN journalist and called him “a terrible person”.

#WHITE HOUSE: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he’s resigning at the request of Donald Trump.

#MARSEILLES: At least 6 people have died after two dilapidated buildings collapsed in the French city of Marseille.

#RYANAIR: Italy’s competition watchdog will begin legal proceedings against Ryanair for failing to suspend controversial charges for carry-on bags.


So we used the freaky bird picture for the Fix this evening.

On the theme of bird weirdness, this video brightened up people’s day: on his way to an RTÉ studio for an interview, this professor helped return a wandering swan back to Dublin’s Grand Canal.

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