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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 6 December, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Eighth Amendment committee meets, Catholic Census figures released and the US leaves UNESCO – Just some of this evening’s top stories.

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


NO FEE 20 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Pictured are mediators Grace Darcy, right, from Clane, Kildare and Rachel Tovin from Kells, Meath interacting with the ‘Can you Predict Disaster?’ exhibit at the opening of IN CASE OF EMERGENCY at the Science Gallery. Source: Mark Stedman


VIETNAM-NINH BINH-HEAVY RAIN-FLOODS A man wades through flood water in Ninh Binh province, northern Vietnam. Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain over the past four days in Vietnam's northern and central regions have left 37 local people dead and 40 others missing Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#UNESCO: The US and Israel both announced they were leaving UNESCO, citing an anti-Israel bias.

#WEINSTEIN: Police in New York and London said they were looking into sexual assault allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.

#PALESTINE: Rival Palestinian faction Hamas and Fatah have reached agreement on aspects of their bid to end a decade-long split.


An English bus company has had the bright idea of introducing  “horseshoe seats” to try to encourage passengers to talk to each others.

Let’s hope it doesn’t happen in Dublin. (via DailyEdge)

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Cormac Fitzgerald

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