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  1. #BORDER WALL 16 US states, including California, New York, and Nevada, to sue Trump administration over declaration of national emergency to fund Mexico border wall. Trump announced the national emergency to bypass the congress who only approved a quarter of the money he wanted to build the wall which was $5.6 billion.
  2. #NO CONFIDENCE VOTE Health committee chair, Independent Clare TD Michael Harty, to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion. Sinn Féin put forward a no-confidence motion in response to the controversy that has arisen from the increasing costs of the construction of the National Children’s Hospital.
  3. #BAYSIDE SKYRIDE RESCUE 16 rescued after becoming trapped on SeaWorld ride in San Diego, California for approximately 5 hours. The rescued were lowered by harnesses and brought back to shore by lifeguard boats, where they were checked over by medical crews.
  4. #HONDA PLANT CLOSURE Honda CEO says decision to end production in UK not Brexit related . The factory, which produces 150,000 a year, is set to close in 2021 and there will be a loss of 3,500 jobs. The closure is based on global changes.
  5. #SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE Sinn Fein TD, Aengus O’Snodaigh’s son Ferghal who was accused of assaulting Garda Niall Carolan at Ballymun Garda Station on February 8 last year has had his case adjourned.
  6. #BOBBY RYAN TRIAL The tank containing the remains of Bobby Ryan was opened weeks before discovery of body, insect expert tells murder trial. The body was found in an underground run-off tank on April 30 2013, the tank was sealed by twp concrete slabs
  7. #ABORTION An anti-abortion activist, Eamonn Murphy, launches new website that is not covered by an injunction secured against him for a separate site, which was similar to the official HSE crisis pregnancy service offering. The injunction was sought by the health service last week as they argued Murphy’s site were convincing women to not get abortions.
  8. #CHILDRENS HOSPITAl The cost overrun on the national children’s hospital would have happened regardless of contractor chosen, says confidential report into the price-setting process. The report was carried out last autumn by the HSE at the request of the Department of Health. The hospital will cost approximately €1.43 billion.
  9. #PADDY LYONS MURDER Murder accused, Ross Outram, told Gardaí he repeatedly struck Paddy Lyons (90) in self defence. The incident happened between February 23rd and 26th 2017. the trial went underway on Monday afternoon and is expected to last two weeks.
  10. #BREXIT  According to Brexit minister Martin Callanan, Britain will not take part in the elections to the European Parliament in May following its departure from the EU on March 29th.
  11. #BERNIE SANDERS Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has announced his big for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency in 2020. This is the senators second run for the presidency, he was kicked out of the 2016 race by Hillary Clinton.
  12. #ANTI SEMITIC 80 graves have been vandalised at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France. Swastikas and anti-semitic tags were found on the gravestones. This incident happened on Tuesday the same day of nationwide marches against the rise of anti-Semitic attacks..

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