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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A man stabbed in Dublin, the fallout of an attempted coup and Pokémon Go madness – It’s the Fix.

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


NICE VIGIL 1 People gather outside the French Embassy in Dublin to show solidarity with the people of France, after the latest terrorist attack. Source:

  • A man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Crumlin in Dublin. 
  • New opinion polls have put Fianna Fáil as the most popular party in the country.
  • A 13-year-old boy died in a single vehicle crash this morning in Wicklow.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there is no reason to believe Irish people were caught up in the Nice terror attack.
  • A new report from the National Council for Special Education has shown that there is a much higher rate of autism among Irish school students than previously thought.


France Truck Attack A teddy bear sits with flowers and paper tributes near the scene of a truck attack in Nice, France. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#TURKEY: Turkey’s prime minister said that 61 civilians were killed in last night’s attempted military coup and some 2,839 soldiers have been detained.

#FRANCE: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Thursday’s terror attack which left 84 people dead.  French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve called on citizens to become reservists.

#EGYPT: The word ‘fire’ is heard on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir 804 before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean in May killing all aboard, investigators said.


  • The first images from the MeerKAT radio telescope have been released, showing its phenomenal power by revealing 1,300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before (AFP).
  • The internet has changed the face of the world in the 40 years since its invention. Here The Guardian looks at its history.


So, what happens when a rare Pokémon turns up in Central Park? This:

Source: Woodzys/Vimeo

The future truly is a terrifying place.

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