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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


1609 leo Varadkar_90573250 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at Government Buildings inDublin Source: Leah Farrell via

  • A bishop has welcomed the apology of the Capuchin order in relation to comments made by one of their members which likened gay people to “infected zombies”.
  • The State has offered an “unreserved apology” over the case of a woman who died in Direct Provision and was buried without notice given to her friends.
  • Gardaí are appealing for information from the public after a cash-in-transit robbery in Westmeath this morning. 
  • In the year to April, the average cost of a residential property in Ireland was 3.1% higher than it had been at the same time 12 months ago, according to the CSO.
  • A total of 2,879 Irish women travelled to England and Wales for abortions last year.
  • Vodafone has resolved an issue which caused the network to go down for customers across the country. 
  • Gardaí are appealing for information following a shooting in Longford town last week.
  • A batch of Bandon Co-Op butter has been recalled due to the presence of listeria monocytogenes.
  • Three men have been arrested in connection with a burglary at a Limerick business park in the early hours of this morning.


TV licence Ricky Tomlinson joining people protesting over the BBC's decision to axe free TV licences for pensioners Source: Danny Lawson via PA Images

#CONTROVERSY: The Met Police is investigating comments made by comedian Jo Brand and broadcast on the BBC which suggested throwing battery acid at politicians. 

#TANKERS: Suspected attacks have left two tankers in flames in the waters of the Gulf of Oman.

#EXTRADITION: UK Interior Minister Sajid Javid has certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds.


US President Donald Trump has today unveiled images of a prospective redesign of Air Force One.

Trump revealed the pictures in an interview with ABC News in the Oval Office of the White House.

Check the footage out here: 

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