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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? The Journal brings you a round-up of today’s news.

IRELAND

MURALS 25 Street artists have been putting the finishing touches to a series of large murals reflecting the essence of Dún Laoghaire in the Dublin town this week Source: Sam Boal.RN

  • Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll reached 5,000 as health officials confirmed 448 new cases. 
  • The Delta coronavirus variant now accounts for approximately 70% of cases, according to virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun.
  • The online booking system for Covid-19 vaccines is expected to open toward the end of next week for the 30-34 age cohort. 
  • New DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson insisted it is the Northern Ireland Protocol, not his party, which threatens the stability of the Stormont Assembly.
  • A man in his late 20s was arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods in January 2020.
  • A total of 130 countries agreed to a global tax reform ensuring that multinationals pay their fair share wherever they operate, but Ireland was not among them.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people are set to receive their Digital Covid Cert in the next three weeks, according to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. 
  • An expert group on rapid antigen testing is to examine how to ‘safely’ use rapid antigen testing across various sectors. 

WORLD

dianas-60th-birthday Princes William and Harry unveiling a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, on what would have been her 60th birthday. Source: PA

#BRITNEY SPEARS: A Los Angeles court denied Britney Spears’ request to eject her father from a guardianship arrangement that gives him control of her affairs.

#MIAMI: Rescue efforts at a partially collapsed Florida apartment building have been halted due to concern about the stability of the remaining structure. The number of residents unaccounted for stands at 145.

#TAXING TIMES: The Trump organisation’s chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg reportedly surrendered to authorities ahead of expected charges against him and former US President Donald Trump’s company.

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PARTING SHOT 

Nick Kyrgios has been putting on a show at Wimbledon this evening, beating Italian Gianluca Mager in straight sets. 

The Australian wowed the Court Three crowd as he boomed down 29 aces in a 7-6 (7) 6-4 6-4 win.

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