This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 24 August, 2019

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.


8759 Road Safety Review_90576824 A garda showing a new app designed to help officers check motorists at the roadside Source: Leah Farrell via

  • The DUP has called for a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in Northern Ireland to be reinstated in Stormont House following reports that pictures of her were removed
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that people in Ireland should be afraid of a no-deal Brexit
  • The Department of Children doesn’t know the identity of the 37 childcare facilities which Tusla has identified where critical levels of non-compliance are occuring. 
  • A garda was this morning recovering after he was dragged along by a car in Dublin’s south inner city last night. 
  • An Irishman wanted in the US to face charges of wildlife trafficking has appeared before the High Court on foot of an extradition request from police in the US.
  • Dublin radio station Q102 could be set to lose its broadcast licence when it expires next May after another company expressed an interest in taking it over. 
  • Gardaí are appealing for information over an alleged incident of serious assault that occurred just after midnight on Saturday evening in Co Wexford. 
  • A new garda app designed to help officers check motorists at the roadside is to be rolled out by the end of the year.
  • Men and women over 50 who attend mass regularly have better mental health compared to those who don’t attend mass, according to a study.


Blair Drummond Safari Park meerkat babies A baby meerkat begins to leave its den and explore the enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park in the UK Source: Andrew Milligan via PA Images

#BREXIT: The UK government has allocated additional funding to no-deal Brexit preparations to speed up recruitment of extra border control officials.

#MURDER: A mother whose two daughters died just weeks apart has today been convicted of murdering them in the UK.

#BRIDGE: A bridge in North Yorkshire collapsed yesterday as parts of England were hit by severe flooding.


A BIZARRE SLIP by US presidential candidate Joe Biden is already being used against him by supporters of several Democratic rivals.

Source: Bloomberg TicToc/YouTube

In his closing speech during last night’s Democratic debate, Biden urged those convinced by his arguments to: “go to Joe 3-0-3-3-0, to help me in this fight”.

It seems that Biden should have been sharing a phone number for followers to text, not a website, as he seemed to be suggesting.

It was too late, however, and various websites with variations of ‘Joe 30330′ sprung up within hours.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next: