Heres what happened today Wednesday

first_imgA man is to appear in court charged with assault and burglary after breaking into a couples home and pouring boiling water on them as they slept in Galway.The Taoiseach says that he is “disappointed” the ASTI rejected the Haddington Road Agreement, but says it will not be renegotiated.Twitter announced that it will double the numbers working at their Dublin offices.Anti-eviction protesters vowed to protect a Cork family from repossession.The Governor of the Central Bank says that banks threatened to repossess 62 per cent of mortgages in arrears.The Constituency Commission revealed that Ireland will have three constituencies in the 2014 European elections.Thousands of obsolete laws will be wiped from the statute book, Brendan Howlin said.Despite activists’ pleading, the government says it cannot afford to buy land at the Liffey Valley.The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman will investigate the 2001 killing of Sunday World journalist Martin O’Hagan.Lucinda Creighton said the Reform Alliance would campaign for a No vote in next week’s Seanad referendum.Over 90,000 people descended on Stradbally for the second day of the National Ploughing Championships.INTERNATIONALThe Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. (AP Photo/Andew Medichini)#PAKISTAN Pictures showing a new island created by yesterday’s massive earthquake in rural Pakistan were released. #KENYA Troops and rescue workings were scouring the wreckage of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, as Kenya entered three days of official mourning. 63 people were listed as missing after the four-day siege which saw 67 people dead.#COSTA CONCORDIA The search for bodies still on board the Costa Concordia got underway today. The corpses of Italian passenger Maria Grazia Tricarichi and crew member Russel Rebello never were recovered after the ship went down in January, 2011. #RUSSIA Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace were moved to pre-trial detention centres, facing up to 15 years in a Russian prison. The 30 activists are accused of piracy.INNOVATIONA retired geologist has created a number of paleographic maps that show how the earth looked at various points in time. [TheAtlantic]Aviation giants Boeing have modified an F-16 fighter jet to serve as a drone. Which makes us all feel safer. [CBS]PARTING SHOT(Palachmbable/YouTube)Had a tough day? All news-ed out? Then sit back and watch this baby eat ice cream for the first time.It. Is. Adorable.Here’s what happened yesterday. NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…IRELANDTwitters Managing Director in Ireland Stephen McIntyre is surrounded by his Dublin based Twitter staff outside their new offices in the Academy on Pearse Street in Dublin city. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)last_img

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