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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Bertie Ahern, the Dáil walkout and restrictions on E-cigarettes.

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

test cycling hanger Source: Photocall Ireland!



Winston Churchill's death anniversary The 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's funeral was celebrated in the UK today. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

#SOUTH AFRICA: One of the country’s most notorious apartheid era murderers was granted parole this morning.

#AMERICA: A trial of a missing person case dating back more than thirty years is set to begin in New York.

#EGYPT: The IS group has claimed responsibility for attacks in the country that killed 26 people. 

#MEXICO: Two children and a nurse have been killed a children’s hospital in Mexico after a gas explosion. 


  • Google has come forward with an explanation as to why it pulled its Google Glasses – saying the product didn’t quite have the impact they had hoped for. 
  • Wondering what sorts of space travel we will be getting involved in ten years from now? The BBC have been trying to find out… 


Youtube star Tanya Burr has spoken about why she was happy to acknowledge her part-autobiography, part-lifestyle guide was completed with the help of a ghostwriter. This follows controversy surrounding fellow vlogger Zoe Suggs. [Buzzfeed]

Read: Bertie: Fianna Fáil won’t be back on government benches after next election

Also: Trial begins of man accused of kidnapping and killing this boy in 1979

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