Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Sinead O'Carroll

Need to catch up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.

Brendan Megraw search


The remains of Brendan Megraw have been returned to his family and they lay in repose at the home of his brother Kieran in Belfast tonight. (Pic: Brian Lawless/PA)

  • Micheál Martin also revealed another harrowing example of sexual abuse allegedly suffered by two brothers at the hands of a member of the IRA. 
  • A large number of relatives of those who took part in 1916 boycotted the launch of the government’s commemoration events.
  • A jury heard graphic details of Ian Bailey’s domestic violence against his partner.
  • Ulster Bank was fined €3.5 million over THAT tech glitch two years ago.
  • A teen with cancer was named Young Carer of the Year. Jamie Mooney continues to look after his mum, despite undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma.
  • Former junior minister Ivor Callely has been granted bail.
  • Claire Byrne is getting her own show on television.
  • The Foo Fighters will play Slane Castle in 2015.
  • ANOTHER rain warning was issued by Met Éireann. Sigh.

WORLD

Europe Comet Landing


#SPACE The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet – an amazing feat of space exploration and science.

#YIKES Two window cleaners were rescued after the scaffolding they were working on collapsed. They were working outside the 69th floor of the new World Trade Center.

#GREAT BRITAIN Dalziel and Pascoe actor Warren Clarke has died. He was 67 years old.

#ENGLAND The very impressive poppy display at the Tower of London was dismantled.

#USA AND CHINA The two superpowers agreed a climate change deal. And that’s a big deal.

#UKRAINE The UN has warned that full-scale violence may break out again in the Ukraine. [BBC News]

INNOVATION

  • Spotify won’t just have Taylor Swift to fight with now…. YouTube has made its music service official.

PARTING SHOT

We’re sure you’ve seen that shot of Kim Kardashian – the one where she tries her hardest to break the Internet. Comparing her to Grace Jones, Vice’s Eleanor Morgan has tried to ‘get to the bottom of her alien appeal‘.

Protester removed from event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word

TD will give gardaí names of eight sex abusers that IRA allegedly moved to Republic