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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 19 July, 2018
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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Heatwave continues, shooting in Maryland and EU leaders meet in Brussels – It’s The Fix.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.

IRELAND

0993 Sunny weather_90548212 A boy jumps into the liffey at the Convention Centre Dublin as temperatures in Ireland hit 30 degrees prompting Met Eirean to issue a Status Yellow - High-Temperature warning for Ireland with maximum temperatures of 27 to 30 degrees Celsius occurring widely. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

  • A train travelling from Dublin to Galway was halted after it hit a herd of cattle near Tullamore in Offaly.
  • The Protected Disclosures made by former garda press officer Superintendent David Taylor “is essentially a work of fiction”, lawyers for An Garda Síochana told the Disclosures Tribunal.
  • A homeless man who brandished a toy gun on the Dart and frightened an American passenger was given a 12-month suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
  • Garda management has said it may not have enough money to cover wages for the rest of this year without a supplementary budget being provided.
  • Irish Water will tonight begin lowering water pressure levels in the Greater Dublin Area as demand for water increased again in the past 24 hours as a result of the high temperatures.
  • A new report showed that there are now collectively 9,846 homeless people living in homeless shelters or hotels across Ireland.
  • An Bord Pleanála said it made an error in its decision to grant planning permission for a development of 500 housing units in north Dublin.
  • TV3 announced it was being officially rebranded to Virgin Media Television.
  • An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee joined EU leaders for two days of meetings in Brussels.
  • A garda whistleblower who made a protected disclosure about the behaviour of a senior officer claimed that he spread rumours that she was having an affair around the station in a bid to discredit her case, TheJournal.ie learned.

WORLD

Shootings Newspaper In this frame from video, people leave the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland after multiple people were reported shot. Source: WJLA via AP

#MARYLAND: Police were responding this evening to shooting incident at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland.

#TRUMP: It was announced that a long-awaited summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will take place in Helsinki on 16 July.

PARTING SHOT

Was it hot enough today to cook an egg in the sun? Probably not, but we decided to find out

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