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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.

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

IRELAND

merrion hotel 38 The Merrion Hotel in Dublin. Source: Sam Boal

  • Five family members accused of sexually abusing small children have been found guilty by a jury following a ten-week Central Criminal Court trial.
  • Leo Varadkar said the event at the Merrion Hotel organised by former minister Katherine Zappone was lawful and “probably” within the Fáilte Ireland guidelines
  • Fáilte Ireland has updated its guidelines to allow for live music in hospitality
  • Gardaí are carrying out preliminary enquiries into indoor gatherings at Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae’s pub
  • Restrictions on communions and confirmations are to be lifted in September
  • The Department of Health confirmed 1,782 new cases of Covid-19.

WORLD

tokyo-2020-august-6-2021 The Italian men's 4x100 relay team celebrate winning gold. Source: Paul Kitagaki Jr.

#US: Three CNN employees were fired for violating the network’s coronavirus policy by coming into the office unvaccinated.

#NEW SOUTH WALES: Australia’s hope of returning to ‘Covid zero’ suffered a fresh blow today, as Sydney reported another record number of new infections and authorities warned residents to brace for worse to come.

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