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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

49 killed in mosque shootings in New Zealand, thousands of students march in climate change protest – This evening’s top stories.

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

IRELAND

download Students marching today to protest against the ongoing climate crisis. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

  • The Criminal Assets Bureau seized a substantial amount of cash along with 45 vehicles following search operations targeting the assets and activities of an organised crime gang based in Limerick.
  • The family of an Icelandic man who went missing in Dublin last month renewed their appeal for the public’s assistance.
  • Firefighters were battling a huge blaze at an abandoned mill in Drogheda, Co Louth this evening. 
  • Gardaí were invetigating how a baby suffered serious head injuries at a house in Tipperary
  • The DUP held talks with the British government about Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which is due for another House of Commons vote next week.
  • Train services between Connolly and Pearse Stations were temporarily suspended after an incident where a truck struck a bridge on Amiens Street.
  • Community gardaí attended local mosques provide support to the country’s Muslim community following the mass shootings in New Zealand.
  • There were 207 fewer babies born in the third quarter of 2018, compared with the same quarter the previous year, CSO figures showed. 
  • A planned concert by singer Nicki Minaj was cancelled in the 3 Arena tonight as a result of “severe weather conditions”. 
  • A murder charge relating to the death of a man in Athy, Co Kildare last year was struck out because of a delay in presenting the complete book of evidence. 

WORLD

New Zealand mosque shootings People taking part in a vigil at the New Zealand War Memorial on Hyde Park Corner following the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. Source: Dominic Lipinski/PA

#NEW ZEALAND: A total of 49 people were killed and many more injured in a mass shooting on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

#VETO: US president Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency, overriding a congressional resolution to secure emergency funds to build his wall on the US-Mexico border.

PARTING SHOT

Well, it’s the St Patrick’s Day weekend, Ireland’s big time to shine and show ourselves off the world. And wouldn’t ya know it – it’s going to be lashing rain on the day, with cold temperatures and hail and thunder forecast. 

Not ideal. 

1560-saint-patricks-parade_90505803 Source: Leah Farrell

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