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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Homelessness has made the headlines today in a number of different ways.

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

IRELAND

CMK03120219_Fota House Chritmas _0009 Santa and a host of characters will be at 'An Enchanted Christmas' at Fota House. See www.fotahouse.com Source: Clare Keogh

WORLD

nato-leaders-meeting US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at No 10 for an evening reception for Nato leaders hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Source: Alastair Grant

#ALLIED FORCES: US President Donald Trump called French President Emmanuel Macron’s criticisms of Nato “insulting” and brain dead”, at the 70th anniversary of Nato.

#LUKASZ: A porter who fought the London Bridge attacker with a pole, and continued to chase him after being seriously injured, told his story of what happened.

#US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Kamala Harris ended her 2020 White House bid following a period of campaign turmoil and disappointing fundraising.

PARTING SHOT

On a day where there was much chat about housing, this letter to the Irish Times editor from Father Peter McVerry seemed to sum up how a lot of people feel.

Entitled ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, it begins: “I attended court with a young homeless boy who had been charged with theft of a bottle of orange, value €1.”

McVerry later appeared on RTÉ’s Drivetime, and said that the State spent 6 months attempting to prosecute the boy, but it collapsed after the Gardaí couldn’t produce the bottle of orange as evidence. 

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