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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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.


Dublin weather 001 (1) Poolbeg Lighthouse in Dublin Source: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

  • Public health experts confirmed four deaths and 434 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) held a press briefing this afternoon – here are the key points.
  • Twitter has suspended eight additional accounts linked to the anonymous Twitter account associated with former Sunday Independent columnist Eoghan Harris.
  • 38 people who were known to homeless services died in the first three months of 2021.
  • The HSE is reminding hospitals that partners of pregnant women should be allowed to be present at 20-week scans unless there is a “documented risk” from an outbreak.  
  • Summer Gaeltacht courses have been cancelled for the second year in a row.
  • More than 1,000 people have been granted permission to stay in Ireland are still living in Direct Provision centres because they do not have access to other accommodation.
  • Sudocrem will no longer be produced in Ireland after the planned closure of its Baldoyle manufacturing plant in 2023.
  • An Asian hornet has been identified in the wild in Ireland for the first time after it was found “alive but dying” in a north Dublin home. 
  • Gemma Greene, who is charged with dangerous driving following an alleged chase involving garda vehicles on the M50, has launched a second legal action over bail conditions imposed on her by the District Court.


featureimage People bringing a person who died from Covid-19 to a converted crematorium in New Delhi. Source: PA

#INDIA India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a nationwide lockdown amid a Covid-19 surge.

#VACCINES The World Health Organisation has approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, which was developed in China, for emergency use.

#US A federal grand jury has indicted the four former police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.

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