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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A phone call between Leo and Boris, an explosion in Fermanagh and taxi complaints made headlines today.
Aug 19th 2019, 8:55 PM 9,093 0

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


File Photo Will the Ryanair pilots strike go ahead on Thursday. End. Pilots on strike outside Ryanair head office in Swords, Dublin. Source: Sam Boal/

  • An explosion near the Fermanagh-Cavan border was a deliberate attempt to target police officers, PSNI has said. 
  • A firm that built 42 schools, which were later found to have structural defects, has been awarded a contract to build a new block at University Hospital Limerick.
  •  The HSE was criticised by disability advocacy groups for scrapping a €31.80 per week allowance for those starting rehabilitative training programmes next month.
  • 610 complaints have been made about taxis in the first six months of this year, according to figures provided by the National Transport Authority (NTA).
  • The HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into a number of pharmacies which have been accused of effectively defrauding the State .
  • A new preclearance process was introduced to make it easier for partners of Irish citizens who are not from the European Economic Area to live and work in Ireland.
  • Irish Water warned about potential smells from the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant in the coming days due to maintenance at the facility. 


PM visits Cornwall Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Cornwall. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#UNITED STATES: US President Donald Trump confirmed he is interested in buying Greenland but said it was not a priority for his administration.

#BREXIT: The UK government moved to downplay Operation Yellowhammer, the secret plans for a no-deal Brexit which were leaked over the weekend.

#GRAN CANARIA: A fire on the Spanish holiday island forced the evacuation of some 5,000 people.

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