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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

seal-rescue-ireland-use-wetsuit-mammas-to-comfort-orphaned-pups A six-month-old grey seal named 'Wax Myrtle' who was rescued in Cork with an entanglement wound around his neck swims in a recovery pool at Seal Rescue Ireland in Courtown, Co. Wexford Source: Brian Lawless via PA Images

  • A further six people have died with Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Public health officials have warned that they are seeing an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among young people.
  • Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has been elected new president of the Eurogroup – the group of finance ministers from the 19 countries that use the Euro currency. 
  • A new €15 million heated outdoor pool on the River Liffey has been proposed by Dublin City Council.
  • Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has said a major survey conducted by his department has indicated that 85% of creches are set to re-open.
  • Gardaí have arrested two people for conspiracy to defraud in relation to an alleged road traffic collision that occurred in 2016.
  • The OPW has announced that almost all gates to Dublin’s Phoenix Park will reopen tomorrow.
  • Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority Liz O’Donnell has said public figures should obey the law and follow road traffic advice.

INTERNATIONAL 

coronavirus-thu-jul-9-2020 A volunteer spray paints directional footprints on the floor at the Wimborne Model Town and Gardens in Wimborne, Dorset, as they prepare to reopen to members of the public on Saturday Source: Andrew Matthews via PA Images

#MISSING: Missing Glee star Naya Rivera is now presumed dead, police have said.

#TRUMP: The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Donald Trump must hand over financial records to prosecutors in New York.

#DEPP: An Australian house was left in a “state of complete carnage” after it was trashed by Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, it has been alleged.

#SERBIA: The Belgrade Center of Human Rights has filed a request with the Serbian Ombudsman to investigate the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country.

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A recently discovered comet has become visible to the naked eye and can be seen in the sky over Ireland. 

The NEOWISE comet, named after the telescope that discovered it, brightened to reach visibility as it approached the sun. 

“For us in Ireland, it’s the comet of the century,” said David Moore, the chairman of Astronomy Ireland. 

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