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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 5 June, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A death at Cloverhill Prison, the Emma DeSouza case and a fire in Meath had people talking today.

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


mo run 734_90585667 People running in the MoRun charity run in the Phoenix Park this Source: Sam Boal/

  • A garda investigation was launched following the death of a man at Cloverhill Prison in Dublin.
  • The UK’s Upper Tribunal refused an application by Derry woman Emma DeSouza to appeal a ruling that people born in the North are automatically British citizens.
  • A number of houses and vehicles were damaged in a fire in Ratoath in Co Meath.
  • Hundreds of people protested in Roscommon town to call for a decision to close an accessible holiday centre at Cuisle to be reversed.
  • Doctors raised concerns over plans to introduce criminal sanctions in new legislation on open disclosure to patients.
  • Documents revealed that Irish Water was concerned about the reputational risks it faced when it issued a boil water notice at Leixlip Water Treatment plant last month.
  • Singer Christy Moore paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the Stardust fire on The Late Late Show.


general-election-2019 Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn meets a supporter on a train on his return from a visit to Sheffield Source: Stefan Rousseau/PA Images

#OH JEREMY CORBYN Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn offered students a vision for “hope” as he unveiled a youth manifesto pledging £1 billion investment and votes at 16.

#CYBERTRUCK-UP Elon Musk’s net worth plummeted by $770 million in a single day after an embarrassing mishap at the launch of Tesla’s new vehicle.

#KENYA 34 people were confirmed dead after mudslides struck the western part of Kenya.

#RUFF RIDE It emerged that police in Florida rescued a dog who drove an unmanned car in reverse around a suburban cul-de-sac.


Watching dogs go around in circles is nothing new, of course. Ask anyone of an agricultural disposition and they’ll tell you it’s nothing special: they get to see dogs running about as they herd sheep through fields all the time.

What is special is being able to see it from a new angle though. So here you go:

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