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Dublin: 15 °C Friday 7 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


resident-critical-of-direct-provision-accommodation Lesley Mkoko spraying his mattress to kill bed bugs in his Direct Provision room in Waterford. Source: Niall Carson

  • One man has died after a fishing boat sank off the coast of Co Wexford in the early hours of this morning. The search for a second man on board has been stood down until tomorrow. 
  •  Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a car crash in Donegal last night. 
  • The government has approved free GP care for under 13s, which the Irish Medical Organisation has described as “not realistic”. 
  • A mature student living in Direct Provision says jail would be better than his current accommodation. 
  • Women-only professorships are “not discriminating against men”, according to Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor. 
  • The mayor of Clare has said he will boycott the national commemoration service for the Royal Irish Constabulary later this month, saying it is “a step too far”.
  • Two Status Yellow wind warnings have been issued for seven counties across the country from later tonight. 
  • 11 complaints of bullying were made by gardaí against other members of the force last year, eight of which were forwarded for investigation. 


new-zealand-auckland-australia-bushfire-smoke A child walking under an orange sky as smoke from the Australian bushfires hit Auckland, New Zealand. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#IRAQ: Iraq’s Parliament has passed a motion urging the government to oust the US-led coalition in the country. 

#IRAN: Boris Johnson has said the killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was “a threat to all our interests” and said “we will not lament his death”. 

#GREAT WHITE: A man was killed by a suspected great white shark at a popular diving spot off Australia’s southwestern coast. 

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The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards are set to take place in California this evening, celebrating all things film and television. 

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has already picked up a Best Lead Actress Award at the Australian AACTA awards, and is highly tipped to pick up a gong tonight for Actress in a Drama Motion Picture. 

For anyone interested, here’s all you need to know ahead of tonight’s ceremony, courtesy of the BBC. 

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