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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

British Labour MP Jo Cox died, it is one year since the Berkeley tragedy and Bloomday began today – It’s the Fix

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

IRELAND

Sam Ford, Hannah Crowley, Caitriona Moloney & Robbie Doyle enjoying the Bloomsday Cruise in Dublin Bay. The 112th Bloomsday began today with celebrations worldwide to mark the day depicted in James Joyce's novel Ulysses. Source: Ruth Medjber

  • A Northern Irish fan collapsed and died during the team’s historic victory over Ukraine at the European Championships tonight.
  • The mother of missing boy Philip Cairns said she would forgive Eamon Cooke, the paedophile linked with his presumed death. 
  • The government has said it will tackle waste companies trying to use a new pay-per-weight system to charge their customers more.
  • Taoiseach Enda Kenny left for Liverpool today to urge the Irish community there to vote to stay in EU.
  • A man in his 20s was taken to hospital after being stabbed in Dublin this morning.
  • GSOC Commissioner Kieran Fitzgerald is in a coma after falling onto rocks in Spain.
  • Comedian David McSavage was fined €125 for not paying his TV licence arears.
  • Gardaí foiled a charity scam in Kerry which involved collections for a suicide awareness organisation.
  • Most people in Ireland trust An Garda Siochána according to a survey published today.

INTERNATIONAL 

Jo Cox shooting British Labour MP Jo Cox. Source: Yui Mok

#BRITAIN Labour MP Jo Cox died today after being shot and stabbed on the street near the library where she was holding an advice clinic.

#AMERICA US Democrats ended their 14-hour filibuster on gun laws.

#FRANCE Twenty Russian football fans are to be expelled from France following violence at a match in Marseille last week.

#MEDITERRANEAN Irish naval ship, LÉ Róisín, rescued more than 100 people from the Mediterranean.

#BRITAIN Singer Cliff Richard will will not be prosecuted after an investigation of historical sex abuse because of insufficient evidence.

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INNOVATION

  • iPhones will be able to track your car’s location with the next iOS system.
  • Former RTÉ journalist Mark Little is set to become the new head of Twitter’s Irish operations.

PARTING SHOT 

Billionaire and founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, wishes to build a city on Mars. His goal is to send humans to the red planet by 2025.

Source: AyAn fun,news,mooorrre/YouTube

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