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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Checks on the island of Ireland, the discovery of a body in Cork, and the Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap made headlines today.

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

IRELAND

ireland-v-wales-guinness-summer-series-aviva-stadium Ireland captain Rory Best waves to the fans after winning his last home match after the Guinness Summer Series match at the Aviva Stadium Source: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images

  • Gardaí are treating as suspicious the death of a 55-year-old man at a rented house in Bandon Road in Cork city. 
  • Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has called on the Taoiseach to refuse any checks on the island of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 
  • A group representing Irish retailers has rubbished Transport Minister Shane Ross’s warning that store owners must tell customers that electric scooters are illegal to use on public roads.
  • A man in his 20s has been left in “serious” condition in hospital following a hit-and-run in Dublin late last night. 
  • Historic gates removed from Phoenix Park for the Pope’s visit will soon be restored after the Office of Public Works issued a tender to have the reinstalled. 
  • The victim of an attempted murder in Lucan this week survived the attack due to the low calibre of weapon used, gardaí believe. 
  • Garda management is deciding upon the future of a young garda after he was allegedly found to be storing weapons which had been earmarked to be destroyed. 
  • A Limerick community is in “total shock” at the loss of a baby boy and praying for the recovery of his mother after a fatal collision yesterday. 
WORLD 

colombia-amazon-summit A representative of the Huitoto and Ticuna indigenous communities drinks a coke, outside the room where leaders of several South American nations that share the Amazon are meeting, in Leticia, on Colombia's Amazon river border with Brazil and Peru Source: Fernando Vergara/AP/Press Association Images

#DORIAN: Authorities in the Bahamas have said the current death toll following Hurricane Dorian has reached 43, with this figure expected to rise further in the coming days.

#AMAZON FIRES: Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries have met in Colombia to agree on measures to protect the world’s biggest rainforest, under threat from wildfires and rampant deforestation.

#PRISONER SWAP: Russia and Ukraine have carried out a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners, in a deal hailed by President Volodymyr Zelensky as a “first step” towards ending their conflict.

PARTING SHOT 

Sinead O’Connor stole the show on last night’s Late Late. In case you missed it, here’s her much-talked-about performance of Nothing Compares 2 U. 

Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube

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