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Here Is What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about tonight’s road crash involving a toddler, the proposals aimed at ending the Dublin Bus dispute and the start of the water metering process.

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

Union bosses attend Dublin Bus talks (Photocall Ireland)

IRELAND

  • Talks aimed at resolving the dispute at Dublin Bus were wrapped up early this morning, with unions to be balloted on the measures discussed.
  • A three-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital in Crumlin with serious injuries after being struck by a car in rural Cork.
  • A new opinion poll showed support for Fine Gael holding up in the wake of the passing of the abortion bill, with a slight drop for Labour.
  • Two men were recovering after being airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after their car crashed off a bridge and into a ravine.
  • Gardaí appealed for witnesses to a bank-drop robbery: an Eddie Rocket’s worker was intercepted by thieves as he carried the cash.
  • Lawyers for Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady – accused in the US of causing the death of an infant – called for the case to be struck out.
  • Amnesty International joined calls for a full independent public inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombings.
  • Five people were arrested and €316,000 worth of cannabis was seized in separate operations in Limerick and Rosslare.
  • A Fine Gael senator has stood over his comments suggesting attempts to recall the Seanad were a “political stunt”.
  • There was outrage over an article on a student website – ‘A One Night Stand Guide – For Him’ - that told men how to ‘prey’ on women.
  • The installation of water meters began in Co Kildare as part of a scheme expected to cost around €539 million.
  • “I haven’t actually thought about it” – Miriam O’Callaghan’s response to the question of whether she would like to replace Pat Kenny.

INTERNATIONAL

(Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

#SPAIN: It emerged an automatic braking system had been due to be fitted at the site where a train crashed last month, killing 79 people.

#CANADA: There was also a development regarding the other major rail crash last month: the company whose runaway train caused an explosion that killed 47 filed for bankruptcy.

#WIKILEAKS: Julian Assange said he would not publicly address Swedish sex allegations before his bid for office in Australia because “Australian men don’t like to talk about their private lives”.

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

A British woman gave birth to a 13lb 6oz baby. Naturally, and without an epidural. And the Press Association provided this graphic which slightly undermined that achievement:


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