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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Robert Mugabe’s death, the government’s no-deal Brexit plans and alleged garda corruption made headlines today.

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


fix 1 President Donald Trump in costume joins colourful Cannon ballers in costume with 190 supercars and novelty cars outside Malahide Castle. Source: Sam Boal/

  • A member of the Garda training college resigned while an investigation is underway into an alleged drink-driving incident in Co Tipperary earlier this week. 
  • A male model accused of having €1.2 million in alleged crime proceeds is to stand trial on money laundering charges.
  • RTÉ staff were been told the broadcaster’s financial situation is unlike anything it has seen before and that everything it does is being reassessed
  • A man was shot a number of times in north Dublin
  • A detective garda and a Director of a car sales firm targeted by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) are both to face trial on charges linked to a major investigation into alleged garda corruption.
  • Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called on the government to publish all of its no-deal preparations.
  • New footage emerged which shows the deceased Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness in the presence of a number of people assembling a car bomb in 1972.
  • Records show the OPW hired a marksman to shoot and kill more than 150 farmed deer at Doneraile Park in Co Cork.


brexit Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Darnford Farm in Banchory near Aberdeen. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#ROBERT MUGABE: The former leader of Zimbabwe died aged 95. 

#BREXIT: The UK House of Lords approved a bill that would force the government to seek a three-month extension on the Brexit deadline if there is no-deal with the EU by 19 October.

#HURRICANE DORIAN: The death toll from the storm has risen to 30 in the Bahamas, with the number expected to rise further. 


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