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Dublin: 2 °C Friday 17 January, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines ahead of the weekend.

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


casino-at-marino-reopens Catherine Victory (left) and Mairead Greene at the official re-opening of the Casino at Marino after it was closed for two years while it underwent remedial and conservation work. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

  • A serving garda detective has been sent forward for trial to Limerick Circuit Court on allegations that he took money from a businessman.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said if Fine Gael comes second to Fianna Fáil in the upcoming general election the party would “have to be willing” to enter negotiations for a confidence and supply agreement.
  • But Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said a grand coalition with Fine Gael is not an idea he is entertaining. 
  • Lyric FM presenters and station listeners reacted in shock online today to new speculation that RTÉ is considering the future of the station.
  • Bus Éireann said it’s to increase security at Dublin’s Busáras terminus following a number of recent attacks on bus drivers. 
  • There were calls for TD Noel Grealish to make a statement over comments he made at a public meeting about whether a direct provision centre should be built in Oughterard in Galway.
  • A man in his 40s was left in a critical condition following an assault in Cork city last night.
  • Temperatures are rising again and warm weather is expected this weekend.


boris-johnson-visit-to-south-yorkshire A heckler is ejected as Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre in Rotherham. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#PARIS: The city’s metro public transport workers downed tools and walked out today in a dispute over a planned pension overhaul. 

#CALIFORNIA: All six crew members were asleep when a fire broke out last week on board a California dive boat, leaving 34 people dead, the US National Transportation Safety Board said.

#BREXIT: DUP leader Arlene Foster refuted reports in the London Times that the party is prepared to shift its red lines to abide by some European rules after Brexit. 


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