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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Father jailed for rape of daughters, Gay Byrne in court and the latest on the Texas shooter – Just some of this evening’s top stories.

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


0111 Gender Equality Issues_90528534 Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Marie O’Connor at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, where she announced her taskforce to examine Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes. Source: Leah Farrell via Rolling News

  • A retired soldier who raped his daughter and regularly abused another daughter has been jailed for 10 years.
  • The body of Jack Dinan, missing from his home in Ennis has been found.
  • A fund has taken proceedings seeking a €1.2 million judgment against a partnership comprised of broadcaster Gay Byrne, his wife and two daughters.
  • Two teenage boys have been hospitalised after an attack in Gormanston, Co Meath.
  • Seven Irish books have been nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award.
  • Calls have been made for the chairman of the Gate Theatre to appear before an Oireachtas Committee following sexual assault allegations against Michael Colgan.
  • Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said there is sexism in the Dáil.
  • A Hiqa report on a care centre in Kilkenny has expressed concerns about an abusive situation.


Autumn weather Nov 6th 2017 A Morris Eight car dating from 1936 is driven past a pony in the New Forest, UK. Source: Andrew Matthews via PA Images

#TEXAS: Police have said the Texas church shooter sent threatening messages to his mother-in-law before the attack.

#HEBDO: French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has received fresh death threats over a cartoon of the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan.

#CARDIFF: A 31-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of his 18-month-old adopted daughter in Cardiff.

#CATALONIA: Ex-leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont has denounced Spain as an undemocratic country that “unjustly” jailed his colleagues, after he was freed on bail.


Dublin councillor Trevor Gilligan has entered his song Keep You Warm for consideration as Ireland’s Eurovision entry.

When Gilligan was 15, he entered a song into the Eurovision contest for Ireland. It was recorded on a 4 track, but the track didn’t fly. He hopes this one will.

Source: TrevorGilligan/YouTube


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