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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A protest in Dublin over homelessness, a protest in Kildare over beef prices, and three MEPs abandon the Brexit Party.

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


NO FEE 9 Ballybough Craft Group Winter Lights The designs of the Ballybough Craft Group brightening up the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin. Source: Mark Stedman

  • Farmers protested over beef prices outside an Aldi distribution centre in Naas
  • Hundreds protested in Dublin against homelessness this evening
  • The chair of the National Children’s Hospital said it could cost anything to build
  • Vicky Phelan said Lorraine Walsh has her “full support” after she stepped down as a patient representative from the CervicalCheck steering committee
  • A verdict of “accidental death” was recorded at the inquest of a 17-year-old boy who died when the car he was in crashed during a Garda pursuit
  • Revenue deferred a decision on changes to flat-rate expenses until January 2020
  • The government has revised its amendment of the Gaming and Lotteries Bill that proposed to reduce bingo operators’ takings from 40% to 25%.


winter-weather-dec-5th-2019 Frost covers a berry in the Windsor Great Park in Berkshire. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#EVERYTHING’S PEACHY: The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is to proceed with articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump.

#WITNESS: An Indian woman is in a critical condition after allegedly being set on fire by men she had accused of rape as she travelled to give evidence against them in court.

#BETTER LEAVE RIGHT NOW: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage attacked the three MEPs who quit his party to back the Conservatives.

#PEARL HARBOUR: A US sailor fatally shot two people and wounded a third at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii before taking his own life.

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