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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s your round-up of what made headlines today.

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


1583 Grafton street Members of the public on Grafton Street in Dublin City Centre today Source: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie

  • A further seven people have died and 777 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland
  • Three men have been arrested after over €7 million worth of cannabis was seized.
  • The Agriculture Minister has given a statement to the Dáil about the events that lead up to his Department issuing a recall of the hand sanitiser ViraPro late last night.
  • A large Covid-19 testing lab will be closed this weekend, citing “unavoidable staff shortages”. 
  • Parents are being asked not to buy quad bikes and scramblers for children for Christmas. 
  • A teenage boy has been airlifted to Cork University Hospital following a collision between a car and a school bus in west Cork.
  • A Bill which will prevent evictions from taking place during the period of Level 5 restrictions has passed all stages of the Oireachtas.
  • Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said gardaí are investigating who organised a protest in Dublin yesterday which led to clashes with gardaí in the city centre. 


autumn-weather-oct-23rd-2020 A domestic pig, released in to the New Forest as part of Pannage season, looks for acorns to eat near to Rockford Common Source: Andrew Matthews via PA Images

#COVID: Millions more people will be under tougher coronavirus restrictions in the next 24 hours as the British government increased financial support for businesses and employees affected by the measures. 

#VEGGIE: The European Parliament today rejected a much-mocked attempt to ban companies from branding plant-based products with meaty names like “veggie burger”.

#POLAND: Police in Poland say they detained 15 people during protests in Warsaw against a court ruling that toughened the nation’s strict abortion laws.

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Children around the country dressed up in their finest Halloween attire today for their last day in school before the midterm. 

One schoolgirl in Limerick had a rather unique costume…

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