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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

More Ryanair cancellations, a bit of Dáil drama and Jeremy Corbyn all featured in the news today.

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


27/9/2017. Youth Work Changes Conferences Wexford performers Buí Bolg pose as mimes for the Youth Work Changes Lives showcase. Source: Leah Farrell via

  • More Ryanair flight cancellations were announced that will affect up to 400,000 passengers
  • Texts between a garda whistleblower and his partner were brought forward as evidence at the Charleton Tribunal
  • We heard from three legal experts during the second week of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment
  • Eight suspects were identified over sale of Nama Project Eagle portfolio
  • Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald was asked to leave the Dáil chamber after repeatedly interrupting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
  • Mortgage holders in arrears now have the option to avail of a mortgage-to-rent scheme under a new joint initiative announced today
  • Two men were arrested in connection with an assault that left a man injured
  • A new motorway, the M17/18 Gort to Tuam, was opened today.


Labour Party annual conference 2017 Jeremy Corbyn laps up approval at the Labour party conference today. Source: PA Images

#NEW LABOUR: Referring to when the Daily Mail published 14 pages criticising the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn said that “never have so many trees died in vain”. Ouch.

#HURRICANE MARIA: President Donald Trump defended the government relief response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and promised to visit the island next week.

#US INFLUENCE: The DUP is disappointed with a US decision to hit a Canadian aircraft firm with massive tariffs, which could cost Northern Ireland thousands of jobs.


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