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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Kevin Mallon to be released on bail, a big win for Paul O’Donovan and a day of mourning in Italy.

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

Paul O'Donovan celebrates winning gold Ireland's Paul O'Donovan celebrating his gold medal win at the World Rowing Championships today. Source: Herman Dingler/INPHO


coffin The coffin of nine-year-old Giulia Rinaldo, who was killed in an earthquake in Italy.


#ITALY: Family members said goodbye to loved ones lost in this week’s earthquake as the country observed a national day of mourning.

#TERRORISM: The Islamic State group released a video showing five children carrying out prisoner executions.

#KENT: A motorcyclist was injured when a footbridge collapsed over a motorway.

#GERMANY: Angela Merkel warned citizens to stockpile food and water in case of a terrorist attack.

#CAST AWAY: Two men who were washed up on an uninhabited island were saved after writing ‘SOS’ in the sand.


  • A study found a way of telling whether a person is depressed by their use of Instagram filters.
  • Have some time to kill? You can now play Solitaire on Google search.


It was a very good day for Ireland thanks to this young man. Here is the moment Paul O’Donovan met his dad after his gold medal win and got a well-deserved hug. Lovely.

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