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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

An apology for Amanda Mellet, a Donegal woman killed and five new trustees for Console…

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

IRISH 

30/06/2016. Pictured are Members of the central ex A protest over pay by the Garda Representative Association outside Leinster house earlier this evening Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

WORLD 

Somme 100th anniversary Artist Jamie Wardly putting finishing touches to a life-size sand sculpture in Fife, Scotland. It is to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme Source: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

#DENMARK: The country has begun using a controversial new law that allows it to confiscate valuables from asylum seekers.

#UK: Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson stunned everyone earlier today when he announced he would not contest the leadership of the Conservative party. 

INNOVATION 

  • Parallel parking is anything but easy. Looking to make it easier, an inventor has come up with these wheels that sort of move sideways. 
  • Some bands like to ask their fans not to use their cameras during gigs. Well, now Apple has filed a patent for software that could stop it happening automatically. 

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PARTING SHOT 

Last month Kathy Ryan wrote for TheJournal.ie about the experience of being diagnosed with dementia in her fifties. Now she wants people to get involved and sign a petition to raise the profile of the condition. 

Source: AlzheimerIreland/YouTube

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