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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

A report into Rescue 116, almost 4,000 cases reported today, and the Local Property Tax deadline.

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


darragh-centre-and-his-brother-micheal-meehan-during-a-commemoration-for-their-late-great-great-grandfather-paddy-smith-at-st-brigids-church-in-bailieborough-cavan-the-long-serving-fianna-fail Darragh and Micheal Meehan, during a commemoration for their late great great grandfather Paddy Smith - a Fianna Fail TD who had been sentenced to death by the British authorities 100 years ago for treason. Alamy Stock Photo Alamy Stock Photo

  • A final report into the Rescue 116 helicopter crash in which four people died during a search and rescue mission has found 12 contributory factors.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that Covid-19 cases are to reach around 4,000 cases in the coming days, as 3,903 cases were reported today
  • A Government campaign to raise awareness of the risk of spiking is to be launched
  • A body has been found on a Clare shore near where a woman is reported missing
  • Two additional dates for country singer Garth Brooks gigs at Croke Park were granted, bringing the total number to five
  • The Local Property Tax deadline is now on Wednesday – here’s how to calculate and pay your bill


demonstrators-in-george-square-take-part-in-the-fridays-for-future-scotland-march-during-the-cop26-summit-in-glasgow-picture-date-friday-november-5-2021 Demonstrators in George Square take part in the Fridays for Future Scotland march during the Cop26 summit in Glasgow. Alamy Stock Photo Alamy Stock Photo

#COP-ON26: Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has branded the UN climate summit in Glasgow a “failure” after a week of negotiations produced what some experts have called vague promises to cut emissions.

#POP A PILL: Pfizer has said its experimental anti-viral pill for Covid-19 cut rates of hospital admission and death by nearly 90%.

#EU TRADE: The European Union warned Britain of “serious consequences” if the UK follows through on threats to suspend part of the Brexit treaty dealing with the North.


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