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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the Maíria Cahill scandal, Positive Action’s expenses and the tragic deaths in Donegal…

Updated 23.00pm

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

BLOOD: NOT FOR THE FAINT H Carmel O'Brien looking at Mexican/Canadian artist Rafael Lozano Hemmer's work at the Science Gallery's new exhibition. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland



fgjfgjf Kevin Vickers gets a standing ovation in Canadian Parliament. Source: The National/Screengrab/YouTube


#CANADA: The Sergeant-at-Arms who shot the Canadian gunman got a standing ovation in Parliament.

#US: A man who jumped the White House fence has been charged with kicking two police dogs.

#ITALY: Two men who engaged in a “long and passionate” kiss during a demonstration have been charged with breach of the peace.

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#GERMANY: The teenage girls that were stopped at German airport over suspicions they were joining the Islamic State group say they were promised good homes and husbands.


  • This designer has come up with a way to get rid of streets lights that illuminate roads. [Washington Post]
  • When the biggest shark known to science went extinct it may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes. [BBC]


If you think your Halloween costume is going to be scary this year, take a look at these terrifying Halloween outfits from long ago. [Huffington Post]

First published 9pm

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