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Sophie Riev resting in Alex Cecchetti's work 'Medusa Mothers', as part of IMMA's new Take a Breath exhibition. Mark Stedman
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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

G7 leaders discuss migration, Dublin taxi driver convicted of rape and Enoch Burke back in court.

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


NO FEE 8 IMMA Take a Breath Sophie Riev resting in Alex Cecchetti's work 'Medusa Mothers', as part of IMMA's new Take a Breath exhibition. Take a Breath is a major new exhibition that provides an historical, social, political, and personal examination of breathing – why we breathe, how we breathe and what we breathe – exploring themes of decolonisation, environmental racism, indigenous language, the Impact of war on the environment and breath as meditation. Mark Stedman Mark Stedman

  • A court heard that a woman sustained a foot-long wound and required 45 stitches and 30 staples following an incident in a graveyard in Tralee, Co Kerry in which her husband died.
  • Two people were arrested by gardaí investigating a number of instances of assault, dangerous driving and criminal damage that occurred on Main Street in Ballymore Eustace on Wednesday evening.
  • The President of University of Limerick announced she would resign after a series of controversies centring around a property deal that has come under heavy scrutiny.
  • A man was convicted of conspiring to pervert the course of justice during Aaron Brady’s trial for the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.
  • Enoch Burke asked the High Court to set aside what he claims is the “gravely flawed” and “unsound” order underpinning his ongoing incarceration at Mountjoy Prison.
  • Three women who pleaded guilty for witholding information and other offences in connection with the death of showjumper Katie Simpson were handed suspended sentences.
  • Gardaí charged a woman in her thirties who was arrested this afternoon as part of the investigation into the murder of Michael Foley in Cork in February. 
  • A court heard that a woman who falsely claimed the pension of her dead father-in-law for almost 30 years got her husband to get into bed and pretend to be her 110-year old relative when Department of Social Protection officials called to her home.
  • A Dublin taxi driver will be sentenced next month after he was convicted of the rape of two young women two years ago.


#RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin demanded Ukraine effectively surrender to Moscow if it wants to open peace talks, drawing anger and rebukes from Kyiv and the West.

#GAZA: A doctor spoke of his experience of treating people after Israel’s attack on Saturday in order to free four hostages.

#ITALY: G7 countries turned their attention to migration on the second day of a summit, seeking ways to combat trafficking and increase investment in countries from where migrants start out on often life-threatening journeys.


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