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Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about the job losses in Newbridge, the garda stand-off in Windy Arbour, and what Nigella had to say…

Updated at 11.14pm

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

imageDavid O’Reilly of Newbridge Chamber of Commerce speaks to media outside Pfizer today [Photocall Ireland]


There were 150 job losses at the Pfizer plant in Newbridge

There was a stand-off between gardaí and an armed man in Windy Arbour

A teenage girl questioned over the Phoenix Park killing was released

Gerry Adams was criticised for comments on the Smithwick report

Live Register numbers fell

Ireland topped the Forbes list of Best Countries for Business

It was confirmed that an Irish military vehicle in Syria had hit a mine

The Language Commissioner quit, over marginalisation of Irish

Aer Lingus Regional announced 20 new jobs

A donkey was recovering after a night in a Dublin canal

The Eirgrid CEO said he had no problems with pylons

And the earth moved for some people in Cork



[Image: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images]

#LONDON: Nigella Lawson admitted having taken cocaine twice, but said claims by her ex-husband that she was a habitual user were “absolutely ridiculous”

#NEW YORK: The driver of the train that crashed on Sunday admitted he may have nodded off at the controls

#FRANCE: Legislation that would make the clients of prostitutes liable for fines starting at €1,500 was approved

#BRITAIN: Facebook and Twitter users got an official Government warning on discussing details of ongoing court cases



There’s only a few weeks left to go of 2013. What do you reckon were the country’s top tracks of the year? Well, Spotify have been crunching the numbers (or whatever it is they do these days).

So, this year, we have mostly been listening to…


[Screengrab via Spotify]

First posted at 9pm

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