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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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


NO FEE TAOISEACH ADDRESS GOV BUILDINGS JB7 Taoiseach Micheál Martin delivers a live address on the steps of Government Buildings,Dublin Source: RollingNews.ie

  • Regional restrictions for Kildare, Laois and Offaly will come into effect from midnight following an increase of Covid-19 cases in the three counties over the past two weeks. 
  • Following the announcement, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a “nuanced and more sustainable” approach to re-opening the country is needed, as he announced the implementation of new restrictions.
  • Gardaí, meanwhile, will be given temporary powers to enforce these restrictions, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed. 
  • Health officials confirmed a further 98 cases of Covd-19 and four more deaths in Ireland. 
  • A cork homeless charity raised concerns about the number of people who have become victims of sexual assault on the streets of the city since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
  • The financial watchdog ordered a bank to pay €22,000 in compensation to a man who was overcharged on his mortgage for almost nine years.


summer-weather-aug-7th-2020 People at Brighton beach, West Sussex. Source: PA Images

#INDIA: An Air India plane crash landed at Calicut International Airport in the South Indian State of Kerala. 

#UNITED STATES: Beijing accused the United States of ‘suppression’ after President Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese social media giants TikTok and WeChat.

#SAUDI ARABIA: A former Saudi counter-terrorism official has filed a court document in the US against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to trap and kill him in the US and Canada.

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