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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 9 July, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Gun used in Lyra McKee murder recovered, Eamon Ryan’s apology for use of racial slur, and eight more Covid-19 deaths…

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


coronavirus-thu-jun-11-2020 A man collects out-of-date kegs in Dublin city centre Source: PA

  • The PSNI confirmed that the gun used in the killing of journalist Lyra McKee has been recovered.
  • Green Party leader Eamon Ryan apologised for using a racial slur during a Dáil debate on racism in Ireland this afternoon.
  • Eight more deaths as a result of Covid-19 in Ireland were confirmed.
  • Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier announced plans for around 400 redundancies at its plant in Belfast.
  • The World Health Organisation’s special envoy David Nabarro said it would be “surprising” if Ireland required a second Covid-19 lockdown.
  • Health officials said they will recommend an ad campaign to get people to wear face masks.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the United Arab Emirates on the role of Daniel Kinahan in boxing circles.
  • Varadkar also told the Dáil that there should be targets set for recruiting people from ethnic minorities for public service roles.
  • Tributes were paid to 13-year-old Joseph Anderson, who died in a collision in Co Westmeath in the early hours of yesterday morning.
  • Health minister Simon Harris asked researchers at Beaumont Hospital to extend a deadline to opt out of research that will use patients’ brain tumour samples.
  • Cannabis and cocaine worth over €6 million were seized at Dublin Port.
  • A man in his 20s was charged following an assault incident in Dublin in the early hours of the morning.


britain-london-covid-19-public-transport-face-covering A statue of engineer Sir Nigel Gresley at King's Cross Station in London Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#WALK THE LINE: America’s top general said today that he was wrong to appear with Donald Trump during a photo op after the area was cleared of protesters last week.

#COLD CASE: Belgium authorities announced they would re-open an investigation into the 1996 murder of a German teenager due to links with the man suspected of murdering British girl Madeleine McCann.

#FACIAL RECOGNITION: Amazon said it would ban police from using its facial recognition software for a year to allow US politicians time to devise legislation to regulate the technology.

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As we head into the last day of the week, it’s our pleasure to bring you good animal news: there are THREE new cheetah cubs at Fota wildlife park in Cork.

Here they are in all their glory:

DK11062020 FOTA 006 Source: Darragh Kane

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