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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the sentencing of Thomas Byrne, arrests over the Phoenix Park murder and more ‘top up’ revelations.

Updated at 11.31pm

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

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WORLD

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#SCOTLAND A ninth body was found at the Clutha pub in Glasgow, scene of Friday’s horrific helicopter crash [above]

#UKRAINE Protesters took over several buildings in Kiev after the President scrapped a pact with the EU in favour of closer Russian ties

#USA An investigation was launched into yesterday’s fatal train derailment in New York.

#BRITAIN Olympic medallist Tom Daley came out, via a heartfelt Youtube message

INNOVATION

  • A PS4 costs the equivalent of €1,300 in Brazil. Many gamers have boycotted stores over the price, but one man was first in line and has no regrets [Buzzfeed]
  • This is pretty cool — Researchers at MIT have developed a camera that can create 3D images in almost pitch-black conditions [BBC]

PARTING SHOT

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack is on a one-woman crusade against part-time ‘meteorologists’ who claim they can tell what the weather is going to do by, say, observing squirrels for a given period of time, or feeling how firm the elderberries are.

She had a few things to say on the subject in last night’s forecast after the 9 o’clock news.

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Point taken.

First posted at 9.26pm

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