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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A shooting in west Dublin, KBC bank and a fatal road crash in Meath – here’s what made the headlines today.

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


4414 Yellow Vest_90561198 Yellow vest protesters march in Dublin earlier today Source: Rollingnews.ie

  • A man was critically injured in a shooting in Blanchardstown, west Dublin.
  • A man in his 20s was killed in a road crash in Co Meath.


Belgium: Yellow Vests Demonstration In Brussels Gilet Jaune) demonstrate in Brussels, Belgium earlier today. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

#GATWICK: Two people were arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” at Gatwick Airport in London this week.

#BREXIT: Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne believes a second Brexit referendum or general election is likely in 2019.

#SUDAN: 22 people have been reportedly killed in Sudan this week during protests over the rising price of bread.


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Port Talbot street art The artwork is Banksy's first piece in Wales. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Earlier this week, enigmatic street artist Banksy claimed responsibility for a piece at the back of a car garage in Port Talbot in Wales.

The work, in the shadow of the town’s dominant steelworks, shows a child seemingly playing in the snow, standing by a sled with his tongue out, tasting the falling snowflakes.

But around the corner of the garage, it shows smoke rising from a burning fire, and the snowflakes are actually falling ash.

And it’s causing such a stir that the town’s local authority has had to call in traffic wardens to police those who want to see it.

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