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News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the Orange Order parade, a man drowning in Co Donegal and the death of Mel Smith.

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

(Pic: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)


  • A 24-YEAR-old man has drowned in Co Donegal this afternoon.
  • The controversial Orange Order parade was stopped from passing through Ardoyne. [RTÉ]
  • The death of a dissident republican in Athy, Co Kildare has been upgraded to murder.
  • GPs have said government funding is not a problem, but how its spent is. [RTÉ]
  • Investigations continue into shooting of a man, 20, in Cork City overnight.
  • Beaumont Hospital’s CJD hotline received 40 calls today compared to 1,300 yesterday.
  • Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t like fur farming but he has no plans to ban it.
  • Two women were arrested last night after a man, 37, was stabbed on Dublin’s quays.
  • PSNI seek male teen after a 19-year-old girl suffered a serious sexual assault in Co Down this morning.
  • Over €9,000 was spent on redesigning and upgrading the Taoiseach’s website.
  • Gardaí are treating a fire on a trawler at Howth pier as suspicious.
  • If tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday stay above 26 degrees we can say we have a ‘heatwave’ on our hands.


(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

#ITALY: An Italian court has jailed five Costa Concordia employees over the shipwreck disaster.

#DUBAI: A woman in Dubai was given a 16 month jail sentence for having sex outside marriage after reporting a rape.

#BEIJING: A man in a wheelchair injures himself after he detonates a device at a Beijing airport.

#INDIA: Insecticide has been found in the meal that killed 23 Indian pupils.

#PORTUGAL: Portugal’s three main parties fail to reach a bailout deal and crisis talks breakdown.


  • Disney defends cost of new Infinity game that encourages its users to buy add-ons. [BBC]
  • A Big Mac-style index for gamers, which shows Denmark is the best place to be a gamer. [Buzzfeed]


The British comic and actor Mel Smith has died from a heart attack aged 60.

Here’s what happened yesterday… >

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