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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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

IRELAND

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

  • 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.

INTERNATIONAL

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.

PARTING SHOT

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.

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