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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Violent protests in the US, searches resume for Trevor Deely and a man killed in a road crash – It’s the Fix.

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


Comic Con in Dublin Shona Maher as Wonder Woman and Aaron Lockhart as Batman, at the annual Comic Con at the Dublin Convention Centre. Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

  • Gardaí acting on new information began a search in a woodland area in Dublin for missing person Trevor Deely.
  • A man was killed after being involved in a single vehicle crash on the Naas Road.
  • It emerged that a senior member of the Kinahan crime cartel arrested in his Spanish hotel bed earlier this week evaded capture at an airport last year.
  • New analysis from Ibec has shown the Irish counties that will suffer the most from Brexit.
  • People have called for a “better legacy” for a listed building in Dublin that went up in flames early this week.
  • Transport Tourism and Sport Minister Shane Ross has spoken about his time in office and his battle to increase penalties for drink driving offences.
  • A Dublin inner city primary school and local residents failed in their plan to prevent a recovery centre for homeless addicts being opened in their area.
  • There was widespread anger as the family of convicted murderers Molly Martens Corbett and Tom Martens started a fundraising drive to pay for their appeals against their murder convictions.


Confederate Monuments Protest A white nationalist demonstrator with a helmet and shield walks into Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. Source: Steve Helber/AP/Press Association Images

#UNITED STATES: There were a number of violent outbreaks – including a car crashing into a group of counter-demonstrators – during a white supremacist rally today in the small city of Charlottesburg in Virginia.

#INDIA: At least 60 children have died over six days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said today.

#VENEZUELA: US president Donald Trump’s statement about sending in the military to Venezuela has been labelled as “craziness” and “supreme extremism” by the country’s defence minister.

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#KENYA: Two people were shot dead in Kenya in angry opposition protests which flared up again after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.


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