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Dublin: 18 °C Saturday 8 August, 2020

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a tragic death in Ennis, bank guarantee documents, and the Olympic games.

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

imageFile photo of Junior Minister Alex White, who today called on the Minister for Justice to correct remarks made about a garda whistleblower. (Image Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images)



imageAthletes arriving during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games Closing Ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. (Image Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

#RUSSIA The Winter Olympics drew to a close.

#UKRAINE: The county’s interim leader has warned that the county’s economy is in a “catastrophic” state. Police were absent from the streets in central Kiev for a second day.

#THAILAND: Two died in a grenade attack in Bangkok’s main shopping district. It follows dozens being injured in violence at a anti-government protest yesterday.

#SPAIN: Three international monitors have given evidence about their meeting with militants from the Basque separatist group ETA after a video emerged apparently showing the group surrendering military equipment to authorities.


  • WhatsApp said sorry for last night’s downtime, just days after Facebook’s purchase of the company. []
  • Samsung unveiled two new smartwatches. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will both run on the Tizen operating system. [TNW]


Remember the Olympic ring malfunction at the start of the Winter Olympics? It happened again… although this time it was deliberate. Promise. []

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