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Here's What Happened Today: St Patrick's Day

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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St Patrick's Day 2019 A performer at the St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin city centre this afternoon Source: SIPA USA/PA Images


Irish Guards St Patrick's Day parade The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after attending the St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in London Source: Gareth Fuller/PA Images


London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke warmly of the contribution of Irish people to the city and the UK as a whole at a St Patrick’s Day event in the city today.

In a speech this afternoon, Khan – whose was preceded by Boris Johnson in office – praised Irish men and women for helping to build the city and for contributing to its businesses and culture.

“Thank you,” he told crowds this afternoon. “Thank you for making London the greatest city in the world.”

You can watch his full speech below.

(Video credit: Darragh Doyle)


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