Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Gareth Fuller PA Wire
Waves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven Sussex
NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
Sean FitzPatrick arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning for the start of the Anglo Irish Bank Court case. Pic: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
- Two Passport Service employees were arrested in a new fraud investigation, it was confirmed.
- A Limerick staff sit-in entered its 17th day today.
- Health Minister James Reilly said the deaths of babies in Portlaoise hospital were “disturbing”, in an emotional moment in the Dáil.
- €160,000 worth of cannabis plants were seized in Kerry, nobody was arrested.
- Stardust campaigners refused to leave Government Buildings, saying they wanted to meet the Taoiseach.
- A Judge took part in a neknomination – and admitted it was “foolish” to do.
- Flood warnings were extended to all rivers, with no end to the rain in sight.
- A gay rights student protest took place at the Russian Embassy in Dublin.
- The gardaí are monitoring the potential radicalisation of Irish residents in the Syrian conflict.
- The details of RTÉ’s payout over the homophobia controversy won’t be discussed in the Dáil by Minister Pat Rabbitte.
- However, RTÉ’s head of television, Glen Killane, explained the Iona payout to staff in an email.
Waves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven, Sussex. Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
#VATICAN Philomena Lee met with the Pope alongside Steve Coogan at the Vatican today.
#UN The UN released a report denouncing the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children.
#UK A gas explosion in Essex flattened houses and injured at least 10 people.
#AUSTRALIA Almost 1,100 Irish nationals have been deported from Australia over the last three years.
#USA The New York City mayor won’t take part in its St Patrick’s Day parade because of the ban against signs for gay rights.
#USA Four people were arrested in connection with drugs found in the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s home, according to police sources.
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