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Here's what happened today: Saturday

Your roundup of what made the headlines today.

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

IRELAND

river Extinction Rebellion Ireland demonstrators in Dublin city to mark Earth Day

  • Bród, one of two Bernese mountain dogs owned by President Michael D Higgins, has died aged 10
  • The workplace safety regulator was called upon to account for the oversight it carried out at a major plant in Co Cork which was the scene of a serious fire this week
  • Tenants in Dublin 8′s Tathony House have held another demonstration outside the building in protest of their impending eviction
  • Gardaí said they detected 211 vehicles speeding on roads across the country yesterday and this morning, including vehicles driving in excess of 50 km/h above the limit
  • It was reported that former US president Donald Trump is to visit Ireland next month
  • Justice Minister Simon Harris said he has requested a report from the Chairperson of GSOC over an investigator allegedly attending a party attended by Gerard “The Monk” Hutch, who was found not guilty of murder this week
  • A man was charged in relation to a fatal assault in Newbridge, Co Kildare, last month
  • Extinction Rebellion Ireland held a “slow cycle” through Dublin City to mark Earth Day and call for the government action on biodiversity loss
  • Protesters at the Women’s Six Nations clash between Ireland and England distributed flyers with the words “I give a fuck”, which the IRFU said was not appropriate language

WORLD

#SUDAN A boat carrying Saudi citizens and other nationals rescued from battle-scarred Sudan arrived this afternoon in Jeddah, the first-announced evacuation of civilians since fighting began

#RIP Tributes have been paid across the globe following the death of Australian entertainer Barry Humphries

#GERMANY The editor of German magazine Die Aktuelle has been sacked after using an artificial intelligence programme to generate fake quotes from seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher

PARTING SHOT

embedded8274718 Roman Kashpur lost his leg in 2019 when he stood on a mine PA PA

A Ukrainian soldier who lost his leg in 2019 and has been fighting on the front line wearing a prosthesis will run the London Marathon to raise money and share a message of unity against Russian aggression.

Roman Kashpur lost his leg in 2019 when he stood on a mine, but fought on the front line in Ukraine wearing a prosthesis for six weeks after Russia’s invasion in February 2022.

The 26 year old, from Khmelnyk in Vinnytska, has since moved into a role training fellow troops and on Sunday he will run in the 43rd London Marathon to represent his country and raise money for Citizen – a charity that supports Ukrainian servicemen with amputations.

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