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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the garda siege in Sligo, the aftermath of the storm and some bizarre revelations from the 1983 State Papers.

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

imageSeven-year-old Cliodhna O’Callaghan takes advantage during a break from the stormy weather for a sunny walk along Sandymount Strand, Dublin [Photocall Ireland]



imageFlooding outside Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire following the Christmas storms which swept Britain [PA Wire]

#USA: New documents on the Sandy Hook shooting were released by police. The evidence report shows that ammunition, gun magazines and shooting targets were found at the home of the gunman, Adam Lanza.

#CHINA: The top legislative committee in China formally approved a loosening of the country’s controversial one-child policy. In future, couples where either parent has no siblings to have two children.

#INDIA: At least 26 people have been killed after fire engulfed an express train in southern India. It’s believed many passengers became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open.


  • Teenagers are leaving Facebook in their droves, in favour of Twitter and Snapchat. According to 16- to 18-year-olds in the UK the social network is, like, just not cool… not cool at all. [Digital Spy]
  • And this might be handy if you’re heading to the winter sales — Business Insider has put together some handy tips on how to spot counterfeit iPhones and other phony tech toys.


Nottingham’s official Robin Hood and Maid Marian have announced the birth of a girl, according to BBC News.

Who knew there was an ‘official Robin Hood’? Wonder how much ‘robbing from the rich’ he gets up to… Nottingham Police won’t have too much trouble tracking him down — he’s on Twitter and everything.

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Of course, for many movie enthusiasts, there’s one actor whose name will forever remain synonymous with ‘The Hooded Man’…

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