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Updated: Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:43 | By Aoife Barry, TheJournal.ie

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about even more flooding, day one of the Anglo trial, nekonomination apology from a judge, and an emotional moment for Reilly in the Dail.


Waves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven Sussex

Waves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven Sussex

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

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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.

WORLD

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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.

INNOVATION

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Pic: Google Play

PARTING SHOT

If you ever wondered whether bullies can change, this story of what happened after a man proposed to his boyfriend might just convince you that the good will out. Sniff. [DailyEdge.ie]

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Here’s What Happened Today: WednesdayEveryone’s talking about even more flooding, day one of the Anglo trial, nekonomination apology from a judge, and an emotional moment for Reilly in the Dail.Aoife BarryTheJournal.ieTheJournal.ie(©Copyright (c) Journal Media Ltd. 2014, All Rights Reserved.)2014-02-05T23:42:262014-02-05T23:43:05Gareth Fuller PA WireWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexNEED 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 IrelandTwo 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.WORLDWaves 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.INNOVATIONPic: Google PlayCould satellites be the key to global WiFi coverage? It appears so… PARTING SHOTIf you ever wondered whether bullies can change, this story of what happened after a man proposed to his boyfriend might just convince you that the good will out. Sniff. [DailyEdge.ie]Waves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven SussexWaves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven Susseximageimageimageimageimageimage
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