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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

UK election, new public pay deal and Comey testifies – It’s the Fix

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

NO FEE 16 SOUND CHECK Science Gallery Artist Elena Falomo from the UK with exhibit piece ‘press play to play’, an interactive analog sampling with cassettes by Alexander Roidl and Dominik Meixner (Germany) at the opening of SOUND CHECK at the Science Gallery Dublin at TCD Source: Mark Stedman

IRELAND

  • A new public service pay deal was agreed between Government and unions.
  • Gardaí are probing the operations of a new dissident republican group which has links to the Hutch gang.
  • Gardaí said 42 people were arrested over the past three days after 19 premises were searched in Kilkenny.
  • A rainfall warning was extended to 13 counties until tonight.
  • 11 workers were taken to hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ of lime within the Poolbeg incinerator plant in Dublin.
  • Over 4,000 households in mortgage arrears received assistance in the first year of a government scheme aimed at keeping people in their homes.

WORLD

U.S.-WASHINGTON D.C.-FBI-FORMER DIRECTOR-JAMES COMEY-HEARING Former Director of Federal Bureau of Investigations James Comey is sworn in prior to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC, the United States. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

UNITED STATES: Former FBI director James Comey gave an explosive testimony in front of a Senate Intelligence Committee in relation to conversations he had with US president Donald Trump.

#UK: Balloting has ended in the UK election, with exit polls showing that the Conservatives will have an overall majority – but may lose seats.

PARTING SHOT

The chicken fillet rolls are an Irish institution, and it’s hard to get them while you’re away. For that reason, Irish emigrants have been posting pictures of their own version while away. (via Dailyedge)

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