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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A toddler dies, more scandal around Console and the Chilcot Report is published…
Jul 6th 2016, 9:12 PM 19,617 5

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

IRISH

6/7/2016. Brexit Issues in Ireland Bord Bia's CEO Aidan Cotter using some pretty intense graphics to make points about a post-Brexit world earlier today Source: RollingNews.ie

  • TD Clare Daly has read an emotional letter in the Dáil from a woman who recently received a diagnosis that the foetus she was carrying has a fatal foetal abnormality. 
  • A toddler has died after being struck by a vehicle in a driveway in Galway. 
  • The Defence Forces have shot dead five cows in Monaghan as part of an emergency culling it was called to assist with. 
  • An Irish family holidaying in Italy “lost everything” except for their passports and a mobile phone after a fire tore through the caravan park where they were staying. 
  • Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said that admissions fees, waiting lists and explicit discrimination are all set to be banned. 
  • The government has given the regulator extra powers to investigate claims against charity Console. 
  • A Dublin taxi driver has been fined €250 after taking a man on a longer route home. 

WORLD

Chilcot Iraq inquiry Journalists examining behemoth Chilcot report which examines the UK's role in the Iraq war Source: Jeff J Mitchell/PA Wire

#IRAQ WAR: The long-awaited Chilcot Report has been released, containing damning revelations about the UK’s role in the conflict. 

#DONALD TRUMP: The presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has praised former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for killing off “terrorists”. 

#UK: A man in the UK has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a newborn baby was found abandoned in a hospital toilet. 

INNOVATION

  • Blackberry has announced that it will be killing off its traditional keyboard phone.
  • Own an Android phone? More than 10 million of them have been hit with malware designed to sell information.  

PARTING SHOT

Do you find yourself a bit baffled by the wave of wellness information around food that has come to the fore in recent years? Well – so are our friends over in the Daily Edge. [Daily Edge]

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