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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? brings you a roundup of today’s news…

Union bosses attend Dublin Bus talks (Photocall 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.


(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”.



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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