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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Ryanair pilots announce two further strike dates, the referendum on women’s place in the home delayed and the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill passing the final stage in the Dáil – it’s the Evening Fix.

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

IRELAND

PastedImage-36664 Ciara Mehari (7) celebrating the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill passing through final stage in the Dáil Source: Mark Stedman

BELGIUM-BRUSSELS-NATO-SUMMIT Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on the second day of the NATO Summit in Brussels. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

INTERNATIONAL

#BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May has published the UK’s plan for future ties with the European Union after Brexit just days after it prompted high-profile resignations from her cabinet.

#NATO: US President Donald Trump has hailed “tremendous progress” on defence spending commitments by NATO members, saying two days of tough talks had left the alliance “much stronger”.

#THAI CAVE RESCUE: Shortly after the last four Thai boys and the 25-year-old coach were brought out on Tuesday afternoon, the water pumps failed in an area between two chambers, filling them with water as 20 rescuers remained inside, nearly ending the mission in disaster.

 PARTING SHOT

A Spanish civil servant who skipped work every day for a decade has been banned from taking a public post for nine years.

He managed to keep up the charade for 10 years and only lost his €50,000-a-year (£44,000) job when colleagues finally raised their suspicions last year and he was finally fired.

Not a bad run.

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