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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A fire at Naas General Hospital and the launch of the government’s obesity plan had people talking today.

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


NO FEE 20 The Ark Birthday Cake Exhibition The Ark, Ireland’s only dedicated cultural centre for children, is turning 21 and some of Ireland's best cake artists have joined together to celebrate this milestone with an exhibition of spectacular birthday cakes. Source: Mark Stedman

  • Murdered Garda Adrian Donohoe was awarded the Gold Scott Medal for bravery posthumously at a ceremony today.
  • The Government launched its obesity policy action plan promising to target sugar, salt, fat and big portion sizes.
  • A patient died and two National Ambulance Service paramedics were injured after an ambulance caught fire at Naas General Hospital.
  • A woman at risk of becoming homeless has launched a court action against Dublin City Council.
  • The Government announced it would be providing an extra 200 beds for the homeless before Christmas.


Charlotte Police Fatal Shooting Police detain two people during protests in downtown following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Source: Gerry Broome/AP/Press Association Images

#HACKED: Yahoo confirmed that at least 500 million accounts were hacked in 2014.

#UNITED KINGDOM: One of the former stars of BBC quiz show Eggheads, CJ de Mooi, was arrested over an allegation of a murder.

#FRANCE: Belgian police officers were arrested after being found in a French border town with a vanload of migrants.


  • Cuba announced it will in install wi-fi across the iconic Malecon seafront, making it the country’s biggest hotspot (Via The BBC).
  • Ever feel like drunk-texting the ex? When I Think About You I Text Myself provides an artful solution (via The Guardian).


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