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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

An acid attack on a garda, two referendums this October, and countrywide wildfires – here’s your news update.
Jul 5th 2018, 9:02 PM 8,729 0

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


sun pics 493_90548808 Laoise Bunn (4) from Lecarrow, Co Roscommon enjoys the last of her ice cream on Howth pier in Dublin Source: Sam Boal via


U.S.-INDEPENDENCE DAY-FIREWORKS Fireworks and the Manhattan skyline for the Fourth of July. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#ISLE OF BUTE: A 16-year-old boy was charged in connection with the death of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, Scottish police confirmed.

#STRIKE: Ryanair passengers are facing more disruption as cabin crew across Europe prepare to strike at the end of this month.

#UK: Members of the public were warned not to pick up objects after a couple was left critically ill after being exposed to the same nerve agent used on Sergei Skripal.


A few interesting visuals for you tonight. The first is this photo of cows on a beach in Sligo (it’s a pity they’re not pigs though – we could’ve called them ‘beach babes’).

Tweet by @Barry Whyte Source: Barry Whyte/Twitter

And the second is this video of the Fourth of July fireworks across New York City, which is like something from a sci-fi movie. Enjoy.

Tweet by @Jeff D Lowe Source: Jeff D Lowe/Twitter

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