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Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

People bunkered down for the night as snow-ice Storm Emma swept across the country.

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


IMG_4280 Howth Source: Bernie Verdon

  • A Status Red snow curfew came into effect from 4pm, as Met Éireann said that up to a metre of snow could fall in eastern areas of the country
  • The investigating officer of allegations that a woman was raped by Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding admitted today there were “significant inconsistencies” in her testimonies to the police and the doctor
  • A fourth body, which is believed to be that of a young child, has been found following a fatal house fire in Co Fermanagh
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that he “understands” concerns around the promotion of the Project Ireland 2040 plan
  • Executives and key figures at AIB are in line to receive large deferred bonuses worth up to the equivalent of their annual salaries
  • Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has confirmed that there have been new allegations of harassment and bullying amongst staff at the National Museum 
  • There have been cassl for a statue of the late Sir Terry Wogan to be melted down and recast after it was revealed that it cost almost €60,000 to erect.


BRITAIN-POLITICS-EU-BREXIT Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets European Council President Donald Tusk at 10 Downing street today. Source: Getty Images

#RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin has boasted the country has developed “invincible” weapons, warning global powers they must now reckon with Russia’s military might.

#SOCIAL MEDIA: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been charged for posting gruesome images of purported atrocities by Islamic State jihadists on Twitter.


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No, this isn’t a scene from the bread aisle in a Tesco store.

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It’s the back garden of Lori Marie Fox, who took this picture of a few birds scrapping over scraps of bread, a feeling we’ve all come to identify with in the past few days.

If you can’t see the pic, you can see it in our Liveblog from earlier today.

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