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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Reaction to the rental crisis, Irish Water in court and a murderer on the run in Dublin – Just some of this evening’s top stories.

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


DNq-rQuW4AEkAET Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with Apple CEO Tim Cook in the US today Source: Leo Varadkar via Twitter

  • Dublin City Council deputy chief executive Brendan Kenny wants fines of up to €1 million for landlords who breach health and safety regulations.
  • The two women detained in connection with the fatal stabbing of Reece Cullen have been released from custody.
  • Murderer Stephen Henry appeared in court in Dublin tonight after being drunk and disorderly. He is currently on the run from a Belfast prison.
  • A mother and son, whose bathroom was splattered in “an explosion of raw sewage” have been awarded €20,000 damages against Fingal County Council and Irish Water.
  • Minister of State John Halligan wants to spark peace talks with North Korea.
  • Apple is still “considering” Athenry as a location for a major data centre development after a more than two-year wait to clear planning hurdles.
  • The RSA has said the exaggeration of breath test figures by gardaí may have led to more people being killed or seriously injured on Irish roads.
  • A man jailed for the rape of a woman whose child he abducted has had his 15-year prison sentence increased to 19 years.


Warhol to Walker: American prints from pop art to today exhibition Andy Warhol's green pea soup 1968 on display at the Worcester City Art Gallery Source: Aaron Chown via PA Images

#CATALONIA: A European arrest warrant has been issued for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

#ACID ATTACK: A teen has been arrested in London after a pair of acid attacks.

#EXPLOITATION: Four men have been sentenced to 32 years in jail for the sexual exploitation of young girls in Newcastle.

#DISHONOURABLE: US soldier Bowe Bergdahl has received a dishonourable discharge and has avoided jail time after deserting US army post.


It turns out that feeling many people have after a huge meal isn’t all that unique to humans.

One raccoon in a Chicago suburb ate so much it got caught in a sewer grate today, according to local authorities.

The raccoon was so big that officers couldn’t get it out of the grate and had to call for the assistance of Zion Public Works Department.

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