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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 20 October, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A rally in Rooskey, airline Flybmi and controversial comments about homelessness made headlines today.

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


Rooskey anti-racism rally 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey today. Source: Niall Carson/PA Images

  • A ‘No To Racism’ rally in Rooskey on the Roscommon-Leitrim border has been met with confrontation
  • Homeless service providers and politicians have criticised Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive for saying that homeless services create demand
  • Protesters gathered outside the Dublin 9 home of the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton this afternoon.
  • A man in his 30s was released from Garda custody after being arrested over a public order incident at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
  • There were 24 reports of sexual assault involving students at third level institutions in Ireland over a six-year period.
  • A Hot Press journalist has launched legal proceedings against Twitter and the company behind the website
  • Gardaí have spent €19.56 million on hiring private companies to provide tow trucks services since 2012.


Hockney. Singer Joni Mitchell holds hands with painter David Hockney. Source: Jacob Sousa via

#BRITISH AIRLINE: Flybmi has announced it will cease operations and file for administration, blaming spikes in fuel, carbon costs and uncertainty over Brexit.

#DONALD TRUMP: The US President has said European countries should take back hundreds of captured Islamic State fighters.

#EMILIANO SALA: Cardiff City F.C. could launch a negligence claim against Nantes as soon as next week if an official report finds that striker Emiliano Sala was flown to his death by a pilot who did not have the correct licence.


Criticism has been levelled at those who draped a Russian flag on scaffolding outside Salisbury Cathedral in light of last year’s Novichok attack on former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

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