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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Housing activists take over a Dublin building, ticket touting legislation, and Poland fined €1m a day by EU.

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

IRELAND

NO REPRO FEE Puca Festival 013 Performer Mandy Blinco is part of this year's Púca festival, which celebrates Ireland as the origin of Halloween. Runs from 23-31 October. Source: Leon Farrell

  • Housing activists regained access to a squatting site in Dublin following an attempted eviction
  • Inspections of pubs, nightclubs and restaurants over the Bank Holiday weekend shows that the majority of businesses were compliant with Covid restrictions
  • Public health officials have confirmed 1,631 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified to them in the past week
  • Veteran broadcaster Charlie Bird has confirmed he has Motor Neurone Disease
  • The Football Association of Ireland applied for next month’s sold-out World Cup qualifier against Portugal to be designated under ticket touting legislation
  • Two men were stabbed in two separate but related incidents in Dublin city
  • A Status Orange rain warning is place for three south-eastern counties until tomorrow morning with seven other counties under a Status Yellow warning.

WORLD

cop26-glasgow Ocean Rebellion protesters dressed as UK PM Boris Johnson and an Oilhead set light to the sail of a small boat on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow ahead of Cop26. Source: PA

#RULE OF LAW: The EU’s top court ordered Poland to pay €1 million a day for not suspending a controversial “disciplinary chamber” at the heart of a bitter feud between Warsaw and Brussels.

#BELGIUM: The Belgian government reimposed some pandemic restrictions that it only relaxed a few weeks ago and expanded a nationwide use of the Covid-19 pass.

#AUSTRALIA: Australia is to lift a ban on citizens travelling overseas without permission, with the country set to open to skilled workers and international students by year’s end.

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