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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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

IRELAND

Taoiseach doorstep 007 Taoiseach Michaél Martin speaking outside Government Buildings following a Cabinet meeting this morning Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

  • A serious assault has taken place in Co Offaly this evening.
  • The number of patients in critical care will be the key metric the government looks at over the next two weeks when deciding how to phase out restrictions
  • The number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital but who have been admitted for other reasons is around 30%, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said. 
  • Health officials have reported an additional 20,909 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today.
  • A new bill that will kickstart the recruitment process of an Online Safety Commissioner has today been launched by the government.
  • Long awaited legislation that will grant adopted people access to records about their birth and early life has been published.
  • A Status Yellow fog warning has been issued for Leinster and Munster for tonight and tomorrow.

INTERNATIONAL

prime-minister-boris-johnson-makes-a-statement-ahead-of-prime-ministers-questions-in-the-house-of-commons-london-picture-date-wednesday-january-12-2022 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement ahead of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons Source: Alamy Stock Photo

#BORIS: Boris Johnson faced calls to quit from senior Tories after he apologised for attending a “bring your own booze” gathering in the garden of No 10 during England’s first lockdown.

#ANDREW: Prince Andrew will be tried over allegations he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was underage after a US judge ruled her civil lawsuit can proceed.

#MANCHESTER: A police officer in  in England who was caught trying to arrange the abuse of an eight-year-old girl and accessed indecent images of a vulnerable teenager has been jailed.

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PARTING SHOT

Enjoy this photo of a swan taken in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin this morning. 

SWAN 06 Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

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