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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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


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  • The Chief Medical Officer said the “responsible thing” is not to plan Christmas parties.
  • A further 3,633 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland.
  • A man was arrested in connection with a fireworks incident in Galway which saw a woman sustain serious injuries.
  • The Taoiseach and Labour leader Alan Kelly had a row in the Dáil.
  • It was announced that antigen tests will be free for schools and close contacts, but not the wider public.
  • An AK47 firearm and ammo were seized by Gardaí in Cavan.
  • Cases were brought to the High Court to quash elements of the Mother and Baby Homes Report.
  • Tallaght hospital suffered a power outage, forcing appointments to be cancelled.
  • A man was sent for trial accused of sending sexually explicit videos to Fine Gael TD.


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#VACCINE: Pharmaceutical giant Novavax applied for authorisation for their coronavirus vaccine in the European Union with a decision possible “within weeks”, Europe’s drugs regulator said today.

#UK: Boris Johnson admitted making mistakes in the handling of the Owen Paterson case as he risked a fresh clash with Tory MPs over plans to ban them from paid political consultancy work.

#BREXIT: Amazon told customers it will stop accepting payments made using UK Visa credit cards next year due to high fees. The high fee costs are understood to be a result of Brexit.


Actress Lucinda Dryzek has shared a brief (but emotion packed) video of her partner being reunited with his mother for the first time since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ciarán Joyce, who is also an actor, had not seen his mother for two years as she emigrated to Australia in November 2019.

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