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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Ministers began the ‘big sell’ of Irish Water, Joan made a report to Gardaí about Jobstown, the Newlands Cross flyover opened … but lingering fog meant no-one could see it.

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

Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland - Kildare farmer Gerry McEvoy with some of his 1,000 birds, as he prepares them for Christmas.




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#USA: A deadly US snow burst killed eight people. And there’s more to come.

#HONDURAS: Police reports revealed Maria Jose Alvarado – the current Miss Honduraswas shot as she tried to escape her sister’s jealous boyfriend.

#ENGLAND: Sheffield United has reversed its decision to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans train with the team.



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A squirrel. A squirrel who shot his own movie. What more do you need to know?


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