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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a fatal house fire in Cork, the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle and Garth Brooks (still).

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

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  • A Cabinet reshuffle is expected in the coming days after Joan Burton was announced as the new Tánaiste.
  • Pat Rabbitte says he’s happy where he is and is not accepting speculation that he will be left out of the Cabinet. 
  • We heard today that the final decision on whether Garth Brooks will play any show at Croke Park will be made by Tuesday.
  • A 22-year-old woman died in a Cork house fire in the early hours of this morning. 
  • An Irish teenager died in a tragic accident during a family holiday in Spain
  • A man is in hospital with serious injuries after an assault in Ranelagh this morning. 
  • A 70-year-old man was killed in a single vehicle car crash in Monaghan
  • Nama is selling a five business parks with a price tag of €100 million.


Mideast Israel Palestinians Palestinians carry the body of a 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir Source: AP/Press Association Images

#BERLIN: A US double agent has been arrested for ‘spying’ in Germany.

#PALESTINE: A teenager was burned alive after being kidnapped from Jerusalem.

#POLAND: A fluorescent green statue of Lenin urinating has received a mixed response.


  • Technology is now being used to reverse the impact of stress. [The Washington Post]
  • A new UK study has found a link between high cholesterol and breast cancer. [TheJournal.ie].


One of our very brave reporters went out with the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew. Check out the helicopter, the views and how she got winched out of the chopper. [TheJournal.ie]

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