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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Manafort indicted, sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey and Dublin Fire Brigade spend 16 hours battling warehouse blaze.

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

0301 Macnas Halloween Parade_90527926 Pictured are performers during the Halloween parade from Macnas, world-renowned pioneers of imagination and invention.Their parade, Memory Song, marks the end of the Bram Stoker Festival for 2017. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie


  • Fianna Fail called for tougher laws around protecting frontline workers after a member of Dublin Fire Brigade suffered an ear injury after a firework was thrown while they were attending the scene of a bonfire in Blanchardstown.
  • A fundraiser is raising money for a recovery operator who lost limbs after he was hit by an articulated lorry.
  • Katie Taylor said she wanted to face the best contenders after becoming WBA World lightweight champion over the weekend.
  • Dublin Fire Brigade spent over 16 hours putting out a fire on Richmond Road in Drumcondra, north Dublin.
  • The cost of full-time childcare has increased by more than €7 to €174.16 according to the Early Years Sector Profile Report.
  • Police in Belfast appealed for information after a 14-year-old boy had his teeth knocked out by an assailant who may have used knuckle duster.
  • Three men appeared in Limerick court charged over an assault early on Saturday morning.
  • A man died and a woman was seriously injured after a crash in Clare.
  • A man was due before court in Macroom after gardaí seized €175,000 worth of cocaine, €60,000 worth of cannabis herb, and €54,000 worth of ecstasy in Cork on Friday.


Daily press briefing White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders talks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on October 30, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Source: Sipa USA/SIPA USA/PA Images

#UK: The House of Commons speaker condemned “disturbing” allegations of a culture of sexual harassment in parliament as he urged political parties to swiftly address the issue.

#UNITED STATES: US president Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was officially indicted in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, but has plead not guilty.

#TRANSGENDER: A US judge barred President Donald Trump’s administration from excluding transgender people from military service.

#UN: The UN warned that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has hit a new high.

#SPAIN: Charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement for members of the ousted Catalan Cabinet are being sought by Spain’s state prosecutor.

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#SPACEY: Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has been accused of a historical sexual assault – and came out as gay in response.


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