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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

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


market bar 59 Fionn Quigley carries drinks past booths which have cost the Dublin's Market Bar around €60,000 to create and design. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews

  • Health officials confirmed that three more patients have died as a result of Covid-19 in Ireland, as the Government is asking members of the public to not become complacent as Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease.
  • Primary school pupils from third class up and all secondary school students will be required to maintain a distance of at least one metre between each other when schools return, under new guidance issued by the Department of Education. 
  • The husband of Jean Eagers is to stand trial accused of murdering her in a samurai sword attack at their suburban home in Dublin.
  • The mother of Noah Donohoe has said he gave her a lifetime of love in his 14 years, his funeral has heard.
  • Two men have been charged this evening at the Special Criminal Court with involvement in the attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James ‘Mago’ Gately.
  • AIB has said it will start accepting new mortgage applications from customers who are being paid through the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme.
  • Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has defended attending the funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey after images showed a large crowd lining the streets and gathering for a commemoration.
  • Two billion euro has been paid by NAMA to the Exchequer in its first payment to the state since it was set up. 
  • Ivan Yates is stepping down from full-time broadcasting at Newstalk and Virgin Media from the end of the month.


hong-kong-china A reporter falls down after being sprayed with pepper spray by police during a protest in Causeway Bay during the annual handover march in Hong Kong, one day after China enacted a national security law that cracks down on protests in the territory. Source: AP/PA Images

#PLASTIC POLLUTION: A new study from Irish researchers suggests that nearly a third of plastic exported from Europe isn’t recycled. 

#PAYOUT: Victims of convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein are to receive €17 million as part of a payout.

#BLACK LIVES MATTER: The Republican governor of the southern US state of Mississippi signed a bill yesterday removing the Confederate battle standard from the state flag, after nationwide protests drew renewed attention to symbols of the United States’ racist past.

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Some good news. 

A family in the US state of Wisconsin came to the rescue of a bear cub who had managed to get a plastic jar stuck on its head while swimming in Marsha-Miller Lake in Chippewa County. 


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