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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

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.


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  • A cyclist in his 70s has died following a crash in Dublin city centre early this morning. 
  • An elderly woman in her 80s suffered a fractured hip when she was attacked by a group of men on Henry Street, Dublin.
  • Gardai have arrested two people and a man is in hospital following a stabbing near O’Connell Street in Dublin early this morning
  • A ceremony has taken place in Dublin to commemorate all gardai members who have died in the line of duty.
  • Two people were injured after a truck and car collided on the N1, Co Louth.
  • Fianna Fáil comes bottom of the class compared to the other main political parties in Ireland in terms of the number of women running in the local elections.
  • A leading EU broadcaster has said Irish media companies need to have a better focus on Europe and has called for a public, ring-fenced fund to be established in order to support it.


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#NEW CALEDONIA One more person has been killed today and two have been injured in France’s Pacific territory of New Caledonia as security personnel tried to restore order after a fifth night of riots and looting that has now claimed six lives. 

#GEORGIA Georgia’s President has vetoed the so-called “Russian law” targeting media that has sparked weeks of mass protests in the country

#SLOVAKIA A Slovak court decided to put the suspect in the attempted assassination of Prime Minister Robert Fico in pre-trial detention.

#GERMANY German authorities closed down Munich Airport temporarily today after six climate activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to access routes, known as taxiways, leading to runways.


It’s a tough and at times thankless political beat to be standing for public office.

Our political reporter Jane Matthews spoke to a number of politicians about the difficult and often terrifying aggression they are facing on the doorsteps. 

Having a ladder kicked while at the top of it, being chased down the road, being harassed with phone calls and having abuse “roared” at them – these are some of the things election hopefuls have had to deal with as they canvass ahead of the June elections.

This week, The Journal caught up with a number of other election candidates to discuss their experience of canvassing this year.

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