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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the death of Gerry Conlon, the tragic death of a 13-year-old boy and Ó Cuív sending letters to the Prison Service.

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

Waterville Park pond death. Flowers at Flowers at the scene where a 13-year-old boy got into difficulty coming to the aid of another swimmer in Blanchardstown. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland



Britain Summer Solstice The sun rises at Stonehenge this morning. Source: Sang Tan

#RUSSIA: Moscow is concerned Ukraine is stepping up its military operation and have ordered their troops to be on full combat alert.

#BRITAIN: A medical student from Cardiff has been identified in a jihad recruitment video.

#SYRIA: Nearly half of Syria’s entire population is in urgent need of humanitarian aid.


  • The New York Public Library want to develop a one-stop digital atlas of “old New York“. [Mashable]
  • Want to play like Beethoven but could never commit to the hours of practice? This glove could possibly make anyone a master at playing the piano. [TechCrunch]


Some of our readers were up early for the summer solstice. This shot was taken at 5am this morning from the top of Killiney Hill in Dalkey.

80344-DSC_0088 Source: John Davis

First published 20.00pm

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