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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Trump and Putin meet, Charleton Tribunal continues and latest report on Tuam babies released – It’s the Fix

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

File Photo Trade union Unite, which represents 90% of crane operators in Ireland, today (Thursday 6 July) announced that it has served notice of industrial action on the Construction Industry Federation following a near unanimous vote by members to extend Members of the Unite trade union protesting outside Capital Docks project and a Cairn Homes development on Hanover Quay today as part of an ongoing dispute around crane operator pay. Source: Leah Farrell/


  • The EPA has said it is taking legal action after the leak of lime last month at the Poolbeg incinerator.
  • A male nurse who contacted a female patient on Whatsapp and Facebook was today found guilty of professional misconduct.
  • Gardaí have warned businesses of a purchase order scam, following a spate of incidents in Cork recently.
  • Gardaí reissued an appeal for a missing 16-year-old from Bray.
  • Irish footballer Jeff Hendrick was acquitted of committing violent disorder during a nightclub row in Dublin city four years ago.
  • The chairman of Charleton Tribunal has said he was “not impressed with the notion” that the onus was on a social worker to follow-up when she did not receive a reply from a senior garda to a query about allegations of sexual abuse.
  • The US tech giant Microsoft said that it is planning to cut thousands of jobs worldwide – but that the effect on Irish jobs “will be minimal”.
  • Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said he feels that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is “being unfair to gardaí” following a TV interview last night.
  • The Department of Children said it would be extremely difficult to identify the individual remains discovered at the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway, as the remains of the babies are “commingled”.


download Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake hands at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Source: Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association Images

#G20: US president Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin began their first formal face-to-face talks today on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany, as world leaders met to discuss various issues.

#ORMOND STREET: Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is applying for a new court hearing on the Charlie Gard case “in light of claims relating to potential treatment”.

#PARIS: Police moved out nearly 2,800 migrants who had been living rough in the north of the city.


As Sheeranmania sweeps the nation, one record store is Kilkenny said it will not be tolerating queues outside its doors ahead of tickets going on sale tomorrow:

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