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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the first day of the new Insolvency Service, Phil Hogan’s latest response on Priory Hall and the Syrian President’s combative TV interview.

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

imageJustice Minister Alan Shatter and Lorcan O’Connor, Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland (File photo: Photocall Ireland)


  • The new Insolvency Service of Ireland opened its doors at its Dublin 8 HQ.
  • Mayo General Hospital confirmed almost 13,000 cancer tests are being reviewed.
  • Phil Hogan said he was still expecting the mediation report on Priory Hall.
  • An armed gang escaped with a sum of cash after a raid on a security van in Tallaght.
  • President Higgins said in a speech that stigma was still a major barrier to suicide prevention.
  • Strikes were averted at four M&S stores.
  • A Mountjoy prisoner was on life support after a suicide attempt.
  • Minister Richard Bruton went walkabout in Dublin to canvass on the abolition of the Seanad.
  • Two Labour senators confirmed they would campaign with Mary O’Rourke to maintain the upper house.
  • The FSAI put out a safety advisory to boil all frozen fruit before eating.
  • Tributes have been paid, following the death of actor Susan Fitzgerald.
  • A Mercedes driver got stuck on a traffic ramp inside the gates of Leinster House.



(Image: CBS This Morning)

#SYRIA President Bashar Al-Assad (above)  has put it up to US to produce evidence of a chemical attack in a TV interview with CBS.

#NSA It was reported that the NSA can access most smartphone data, including contact lists.

#SHOOTING A 107-year-old man was killed in a shootout with US police.


  • Organisers of a tech conference have been forced to apologise after two Australian developers unveiled a controversial app.
  • Buzzfeed has used Facebook’s new Keyword Insights API to determine which news event more people are talking about: Miley Cyrus or Syria. [Buzzfeed Tech]



(Image: BBC/British Antarctic Survey)

The above glacier is contributing more than any other to sea level rise on the planet. A team of UK scientists are about to head for Antarctica to investigate the Pine Glacier, which has seen a marked thinning and surge in velocity in recent years. [BBC]

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