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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

The Hawe family inquest, RTÉ sports producer guilty of grooming and shots fired at an RAF base.

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


2318 Christmas carols_90532398 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Department's staff Christmas choir carol event Source: Leah Farrell via Rolling News

  • An inquest has heard that the Hawe children were all stabbed to death in their beds, while their mother Clodagh died in the sitting room.
  • A RTÉ sports producer has pleaded guilty to sex offences after he travelled to England to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
  • A jury has found a teenager guilty of murder for stabbing his best friend to death.
  • A man has received a suspended prison sentence of two years for beating his ex-girlfriend.
  • The ASAI has upheld a complaint made against Eir over the advertised price of €1 for a sports channel bundle.
  • A Kildare father-of-five who admitted assaulting a man who later died has been jailed for two and a half years.
  • Gardaí have issued an appeal for the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Martin Dalton who is missing from Cork City.
  • Online tech retailer has moved to reassure customers that products will be shipped to them before Christmas following a number of complaints.


Cameron House Hotel fire Firefighters at the scene following a fire at a hotel in Loch Lomond in Scotland Source: Andrew Milligan via PA Images

#WASHINGTON: A number of people have been killed after a passenger train derailed onto a busy highway in the US state of Washington.

#SOUTH AFRICA: Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as head of the ruling ANC party.

#SUFFOLK: Shots were fired by US military service personnel and a man was arrested at an incident at an RAF base in the UK.

#JAPAN: The US military has blamed human error after a window from one of its helicopters fell onto a school sports ground in Japan.


The women who star in the upcoming move A Wrinkle in Time have graced the cover of the latest Time magazine.

Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Reese Witherspoon were all lined up on the cover looking fierce.

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