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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.  


9627 Pubs A woman wearing a face mask passes by The Oliver St John Gogarty pub in Temple Bar in Dublin Source: Leah Farrell via

  • Health officials have confirmed that a further three people with Covid-19 have died in this country. 
  • Two people have died following a crash in Co Meath this afternoon.
  • A total of 14 arrests have now been made following a major garda operation in the Limerick, Clare and Tipperary areas involving 67 searches and 170 gardaí. 
  • Health Minister Simon Harris has said the virus reproductive rate currently stands at 0.7.
  • A young man from Limerick city is recovering in hospital in Dublin after sustaining serious facial injuries in a suspected acid attack.
  • The youth wing of Fine Gael will vote against the Programme for Government between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party.
  • A ‘Do Not Swim‘ notice has been placed on The Velvet Strand in Portmarnock, Dublin for 72 hours.
  • Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has welcomed the arrival of eight young people from a refugee camp in Greece. 


embedded254184785 Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s car Source: Aaron Chown via PA Images

#MCCANN: German prosecutors have said they have “concrete evidence” that missing British girl Madeleine McCann is dead.

#CRASH: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s convoy was targeted by a protester as he left the Palace of Westminster this afternoon. 

#BEIJING: More than 60% of commercial flights in and out of Beijing have been cancelled amid a new coronavirus outbreak.

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Former snooker star Willie Thorne has died at the age of 66 after a short battle with illness.

A message on Thorne’s GoFundMe page read: “It is with a very heavy and broken heart that I have to officially announce that at 1.55am this morning Willie Thorne lost his battle and passed away.”

willie-thorne-file-photo File photo of Willie Thorne in 1994 Source: PA

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