Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_imgProperty prices are up by 8.5 per cent on last year but they’re still down compared to the peak prices of 2007. Joan Burton has launched her bid to become leader of the Labour Party while Brendan Howlin has confirmed that he does not want to be the new leader. INTERNATIONAL NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…IRELAND Source: Eamonn Farrell via Photocall Ireland A strike is looking likely at Irish Rail as a second union has now rejected the pay deal .  The acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower John Wilson outside Leinster House today. Google has started building its own self-driving car which have no steering wheel or brakes. [TheJournal.ie] Source: Carolyn Kaster#ACCLAIMED: American writer Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.#AMERICA: Barack Obama has announced that “US forces will complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.”#FIRE: A patient with dementia was questioned after 21 people died in a fire at a hospital for the elderly.INNOVATION CSO figures have revealed which sectors saw the biggest wage gains so far this year with construction workers coming out on top.  Skype is planning a feature that will translate in real-time so two people with different languages can chat away. [TheJournal.ie]  PARTING SHOTThis is the video footage of deceased writer Maya Angelou reciting her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the 1993 Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton. Source: clintonlibrary42/YouTube via William J. Clinton Presidential Librarylast_img read more