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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


2208 Black Lives Matter Miss Universe Ireland Fionnghuala O Reilly outside the US Embassy in Dublin.

  • Hundreds attended Black Lives Matter protests around Ireland today
  • There have been nine additional deaths related to Covid-19, and 24 new cases in Ireland.
  • Health Minister Simon Harris has said that it’s “highly unlikely” that weddings of over 100 people will take place over the next few months.
  • Penneys and Ikea are among major retailers who’ve announced plans to re-open
  • Dublin City Council has said it can’t re-open playgrounds as they’re not supervised
  • The council has also begun to install public toilets in parts of the city. 


black-lives-matter-protests Police on horseback in Whitehall following a Black Lives Matter protest rally in Parliament Square. Yui Mok Yui Mok

#GEORGE FLOYD: Authorities in Washington DC are expecting today to be the largest demonstration against police brutality in the city since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

#BLM: Two police officers in Buffalo, New York State, have been charged with assault after a video showed a 75-year-old protester being shoved during recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

#BRÓN: The Bishop of Coventry has said he is “deeply saddened” after a decision to ban an Irish language epitaph on a pensioner’s headstone due to political “passions” received widespread criticism.


This ‘Here’s what I’m thinking about’ speech is a powerful insight from pilot General CQ Brown Jr into how the issue of race courses through the thing of which the United States is most proud – its military.

And, for something a lot more pure than the US military – Banksy has released a ‘Black Lives Matter’ inspired art piece. More to come, we’re sure.

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