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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Conor McGregor in Brooklyn court, thousands without electricity, and the World Cup kicks off.

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

IRELAND

Royal Visit of Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to Cork, Ireland Prince Charles and President of UCC Patrick O'Shea leave a bothán, a one-roomed hut which was used by the population during the famine. Source: RollingNews.ie

  • Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor said he regrets his actions that led him to appear in Brooklyn Criminal Court today
  • Abortion legislation won’t be passed by the Oireachtas before the summer
  • Around 5,000 families remain without power after Storm Hector
  • Vicky Phelan said new treatment has shrunk her tumours have significantly
  • The State will never be able to contact some of the people who were adopted and whose births were illegally registered in this country
  • A child psychiatric consultant resigned, claiming that staff are “burnt out”
  • A man in his late 70s and a woman in her 60s were killed in two separate car crashes in Cork and Mayo
  • RTÉ journalist Paul Reynolds has strongly defended a number of broadcasts he appeared on, saying they weren’t unfair to Maurice McCabe
  • There were calls for RTÉ to boycott next year’s Eurovision in Israel.

WORLD

Xinhua Headlines: Russia kicks off FIFA World Cup with a promise to 'live it up' Opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#APOLITICAL MESS: A justice department report called former FBI director James Comey “insubordinate” in his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton in 2016.

#US: US president Donald Trump’s foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York’s attorney general said in a lawsuit as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children.

#KICK OFF: In case you missed it, the World Cup kicked off today, Here’s a guide to the groups, teams, and where you can watch it.

PARTING SHOT

An online fund has been set up to raise money for a park bench to be made and donated in memory of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison.

“Weʼre raising £1,500 to place a bench in memory of Scott Hutchison in one of Glasgow’s beautiful parks,” the post said.

A place to remember, celebrate or just gather your thoughts.

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