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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s a round up of today’s news.

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

IRELAND

Hugh Lane Gallery Bequest Agreement with the National Gallery London-4 Barbara Dawson, Director of the Hugh Lane Gallery; and Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu celebrating the new Sir Hugh Lane Bequest Agreement with the National Gallery in London. Source: Naoise Culhane

  • A community was left reeling after three brothers were found dead in Mitchelstown Co Cork today
  • A further 13 countries have been added to the list of countries from where people arriving here would be required to quarantine in a hotel, bringing the total to 33
  • Stormont’s agriculture minister “unilaterally” halted the construction of permanent inspection facilities for Brexit checks on agri-foods arriving from Great Britain
  • More than 238,000 people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine, representing 5.02% of the population
  • Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman said there is “no meaningful justification or reason for the extension” of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission
  • Gardaí have issued approximately 9,800 fines relating to Covid-19 breaches to date.
  • The OPW is asking people to consider not bringing their car if they are going to the Phoenix Park in Dublin this weekend. 

WORLD

winter-weather-feb-26th-2021 Starlings above Brighton Palace Pier after sunset in West Sussex. Source: Steven Paston

#JAMAL KHASHOGGI: A US intelligence report has found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

#IS BRIDE: Shamina Begum can’t return to the UK to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship, its Supreme Court has ruled.

#SCHOOL KIDNAPPING: Suspected armed bandits raided a school in northwestern Nigeria overnight abducting students, local authorities said, raising fears that the country had been hit by another mass kidnapping.

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PARTING SHOT

Forgive the shameless abuse of the platform we have – but we’re going to tonight call for a Michael Fry album of Famous Viral Moments as Indie Band Hits, after his new single Eamon Dunphy’s outburst about Rod Liddle.

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