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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 19 August, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


swimming ban 527_90577424 The bathing ban on beaches in Dublin was extended to today Source: Sam Boal/


Boris Johnson holds roundtable on crime Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street, London during a roundtable on crime Source: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Images

#EPSTEIN: There were “serious irregularities” at a prison where Jeffrey Epstein died, the US Attorney General has said

#SHUT DOWN: All flights in and out of Hong Kong have been cancelled amid massive pro-democracy protests.

#SPAIN: A Gran Canaria wildfire sparked the evacuation of hundreds of people.


There was a giant inflatable vagina in Edinburgh today – yes, you’re ready that right. 

And why, we hear you ask. 

Well, it’s a campaign by a women’s health brand called Elvie, who want to raise awareness around pelvic floor health.

They’d planned to showcase the blimp at the Fringe Festival but the design was deemed not “suitable”. 

Now, there you have it.

Elvie campaign Source: Sandy Young/PA Images

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