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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Water restrictions, smear test settlement, and Donald Trump reacts to newspaper shooting.

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


Summer weather June 29th 2018 Yasmina, a female red panda, eyes up an ice block with frozen fruits inside at Dublin Zoo. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

  • Emma Mhic Mhathúna received a “significant” €7.5 million settlement over her incorrect smear test results
  • hosepipe ban will be put in place in the Greater Dublin Area from Monday
  • A boy accused of the murder of Ana Kriegel was refused bail at the High Court
  • An ice cream van crashed  through the front doors of a church in Tralee
  • The Disclosures Tribunal heard a recap of evidence during closing statements
  • David Drumm pleaded guilty to authorising or permitting illegal loans to be given to ten businessmen in 2008 to buy shares in the bank
  • DUP leader Arlene Foster told the LGBT community that she sees them as “fellow citizens”, but said her opposition to same-sex marriage was a “principled position”


#CHINA-JIANGSU-WEATHER-SUMMER (CN) Tourists cool themselves off at a water amusement park in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#LIVERPOOL: The former police commander who was in charge on the day that 95 Liverpool fans died at Hillsborough will face trial for their manslaughter.

#BALI: Thousands of tourists were stranded as Bali shuttered its international airport following a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island.

#’ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE’: Donald Trump said that journalists “shouldn’t fear being violently attacked while doing their job” after the shooting at the Capital Gazette.

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Dublin Zoo has been working on ways to keep its animals cool in this unusually warm weather – by giving them ice pops.

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