Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_imgUpdated 10.40pmNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…Typhoon survivors watch as a US helicopter lands to deliver relief goods in Tanauan, Leyte province, central Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)IRELANDThe Attorney General for Northern Ireland said there should be no more police investigations, inquiries or prosecutions of any killings that occurred before the Good Friday Agreement.The IFA found that half of pig meat tested in Ireland is not Irish.A woman was charged with assisting the suicide of another woman in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Ireland.Aer Lingus cabin crew at Shannon Airport will accept proposals tabled at the Labour Relations Commission.Tenants are accepting sub-standard accommodation as prices rise and supply drops, says Threshold.A survey revealed that 17 TDs have consumed alcohol before entering the Dáil chamber.Ireland’s implementation of the European Working Time Directive in the health system is to be referred to the EU Court of Justice.An Oireachtas committee was told that the Department of Justice needs an extra €32 million due to a shortfall in the garda budget and compensation for Magadelene Laundries survivors.The OCED warned that unemployment could become structural in Ireland, although they were mostly upbeat in their report.Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said that there are no informants acting “off the books”, as far as he is aware.The Finance Minster dampened fears over a possible funding shortfall at RSA insurance.While it scored poorly on affordability, Dublin was found to be a better place to study than cities like Tokyo, New York and Barcelona.INTERNATIONAL#EGYPT: 10 soldiers were killed, and four police officers along with dozens of bystanders injured, in two separate blasts in Cairo and the Sinai region.#BRUSSELS: MEPs backed a proposal to end the so-called “travelling circus” of holding sessions in Brussels and Strasbourg, allowing the European Parliament select its own seat.#IRAN: Talks resumed in Geneva aimed at securing a deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme. [AP]#PHILIPPINES: The use of mass graves to bury victims of Typhoon Haiyan was criticised by the Red Cross. [RTÉ]#DENMARK: A new portrait of the Danish royal family was revealed, and it’s pretty creepy.INNOVATIONChina became the biggest market for Bitcoin trading.It was reported that Google will be releasing a physical transaction card to accompany its Wallet app. [TechCrunch]AOL announced that it will be shutting down 15 year-old media player Winamp.PARTING SHOTAnyone with a smartphone will know the pain of accidentally dropping it, and discovering a new ugly scratch or dent somewhere on it. LG also feels that pain, and has released a video showing their new G Flex, a phone that can heal light scratches itself. Watch it here.Originally published 9.00pmHere’s what happened yesterday >last_img


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