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Dublin: 4 °C Sunday 29 March, 2020

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty, Phil Hogan’s spat with Micheál Martin, and the grisly ‘House of Horror’ discovery in Nigeria.

Updated at 8.34pm

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


[Photocall Ireland]


  • People in Dublin West said they were shocked by the Nulty scandal
  • Phil Hogan said he was “appalled” by Micheál Martin’s ‘gerrymander‘ claims
  • A junior minister said the whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated
  • A retired firefighter called for an extension of the whistleblower legislation
  • The search for a missing fisherman continued
  • A fisherman was airlifted from a trawler 260km out to sea
  • Postmasters demanded the suspension of ‘cashless welfare‘ payments
  • A teenager was charged over a ‘smashed‘ Orange memorial
  • Teachers warned of a possible strike
  • And Cork was named one of Europe’s most ‘underrated cities


[AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda]


#UKRAINE: Kiev’s leaders warned of an imminent Russian attack, while there were calls for the release of an ‘abducted’ airbase commander (above).

#NIGERIA: Police said they had opened a murder probe after rotting bodies and skeletons were found in a building in the city of Ibadan.

#PLANE: New floating objects were spotted in the Indian Ocean in the search for Flight MH370.



Disappointingly, there was no sign of Brian O’Driscoll and Fr Peter McVerry showing up to graze their livestock at Stephen’s Green today (did they learn nothing from Bono and The Edge?).

But have you ever wondered what perks ‘Freedom of Dublin’ recipients are actually entitled to? Check out this, from last November.


[Oisín Quinn]

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