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Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.TheJournal.ie reader Paul Corcoran took this photograph today of surfer Ronan O’Flynn taking advantage of the waves being whipped up near Aughris Head in Sligo.IRISHHealth Minister James Reilly is staring down the face of cutbacks rather than reform to save €1bn but he has some support.Two former Fianna Fáil TDs passed away this weekend, Noel Davern and Denis Foley.There were two massive cannabis plant seizures – while a high-profile GP reckons passing Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s legislation would help tackle that criminality.Junior Minister Paschal Donohue reckons the government will take a hard line on getting EU heads to stick to a commitment about retrospective use of ESM finances. Our columnist Damien Kiberd had something to say about that.Ireland may be able to spot when radiation leaks into the atmosphere.Storm St Jude is gathering across the UK – we should escape the worst of it but be careful out there.Had a bicycle stolen recently? Alan Shatter is mad as hell and he’s… commissioned a report.Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has promised a marriage equality referendum in the life of this government.WORLD#IRAQ: A bloody day in which a dozen car bombs killed 55 people. [Reuters]#GERMANY/USA: US intelligence agencies have been spying on Angela Merkel’s phone since 2002. [Der Spiegel]#USA: The influential rocker and songwriter Lou Reed died at the age of 71, just months after a liver transplant. Here’s an essential playlist. [Rolling Stone]#BULGARIA: The biological mother of the girl ‘Maria’, found in a Roma camp in Greece, has given her first interview since the DNA test result – she denies “selling” her daughter when she was a baby.INNOVATIONPreserve us from the “billion-dollar babies” – the pet projects of tech’s richest folks. [CNet]Uh-oh. The gym that knows how hard you’re working… or not. [TechCrunch]PARTING SHOTOne for the road, Lou:last_img

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