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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Davy stockbrokers, Pontin’s and President Higgins’ new puppy made headlines today.

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


river-barrow-rescue Members of the civil defence at Ardreigh Lock outside Athy, Co Kildare, searching for a man who went missing during the rescue of a young child. Source: PA

  • 359 new cases of Covid-19 and 14 additional deaths were confirmed in Ireland.
  • The Minister for Health said the “large majority of 85s and overs” will have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by Sunday.
  • Davy stockbrokers was fined €4.1 million by the Central Bank over a bond deal involving a group of staff.
  • A man was arrested in connection with a firework attack on gardaí at an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin on Saturday.
  • The Taoiseach discussed a joint British-Irish bid for the 2030 World Cup with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 
  • Cabinet agreed to give medical cards to dependents and family members of women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy for a further five years.
  • The search for a man who went missing after a kayaking accident in Co Kildare on Sunday afternoon has resumed for the second day. 
  • Irish jockey Rob James issued an apology after a video of him mounting a dead horse emerged.
  • The Jesuit Order named a teacher who abused pupils at Belvedere College in the 1970s.
  • AIB agreed to buy Goodbody stockbrokers in a deal worth €138 million. 


duke-of-edinburgh-admitted-to-hospital Mounted police officers passing St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, where the UK's Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred for treatment for an infection and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. Source: PA

#PONTIN’S: UK holiday park firm Pontin’s agreed to corporate changes after it was found to have run a secret blacklist targeting members of the Irish Traveller community.

#SAUDI ARABIA: Reporters Without Borders said it has filed a criminal case against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for “crimes against humanity” in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

#RUGBY: World Rugby confirmed that the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand will be postponed until next year.


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There’s only one way to wrap things up this evening and it’s with Ireland’s new First Dog, as it was confirmed that President Michael D Higgins has a new puppy.

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The new pooch is named Misneach, meaning Courage. He is five months old and joins the presidential household following the death of Síoda last year.   

The new dog will be a companion for Bród and has been spotted out walking with President Higgins. A number of pictures have been published by Extra.ie.

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