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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s all you need to know from today’s news, including the final election results, the US Russia investigation, and a blinding laser.

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

IRELAND

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  • All seats in the Midlands North-West constituency for the European elections have been filled after Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Maria Walsh and Matt Carthy were elected on the 13th count.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he will pay a visit to the Coolock/Darndale area of Dublin after three recent fatal shootings in the area. 
  • Gardaí in Doolin, Co Clare are investigating an incident in which a potentially blinding laser was used to target crew of the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter. 
  • Fine Gael said it is to carry out an internal review into the Maria Bailey swing case following a meeting between the Dublin TD and An Taoiseach today. 

WORLD

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#MUELLER: Special counsel Robert Mueller, in his first public statement since releasing the report into Russian collusion, said charging Trump was never an option under DOJ rules.

#BORIS: Frontrunner to become Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson has been ordered to attend court over allegations that he knowingly lied during campaigning for the Brexit referendum.

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PARTING SHOT

As the elections start to wrap up (at long last), one bemused voter decided they wanted to vote for their own cat, which is eh… purrrfectly ok, right?!

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