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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

A massive drugs seizure, hospital shooting in New York and homeless figures released – It’s The Fix.

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

Seafest New Zealand's champion flyboarder Beau Weston at the launch of the Galway SeaFest today. Source: Jason Clarke Photography

IRELAND

  • Latest homeless figures showed there were 2,777 children homeless in emergency accommodation in Ireland.
  • The director of Oberstown youth detention confirmed that two incidents involving inmates took place there this week.
  • Health Minister Simon Harris said he wants to see a referendum held on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution next summer.
  • Gardaí announced details of a seizure of drugs with an estimated street value of €3.8 million.
  • Solidarity-PBP TD Paul Murphy made a call for a public inquiry into how the Jobstown protest investigation was conducted.
  • The High Court appointed a provisional liquidator to Dublin cake shop Decobake Limited after an ‘aggressive’ standoff over the firm’s unpaid rates.
  • Two men were arrested following a burglary at a home of a couple in their 80s in Beaumont, Dublin.
  • The Court of Appeal upheld the convictions of two former bank executives jailed last year for a €7.2 billion conspiracy to defraud the public about the true health of Anglo Irish Bank in 2008.
  • Crimestoppers issued an appeal for a man missing for nearly two years who gardaí believe may have died.
  • A man was arrested after a woman was found unconscious on the grounds of a castle in Carlow last week.

WORLD

German Bundestag votes to legalize same-sex marriage Men with rainbow flags in front of the Brandenburg Gate at an event organised by the SPD to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in Berlin, Germany. Source: Michael Kappeler/dpa

#NEW YORK: At least three doctors have been shot at a hospital in the New York borough The Bronx, according to reports.

#GRENFELL: The head of Kensington council Nicholas Paget-Brown has announced that he will step down in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

#FRANCE: Marine Le Pen was charged over claims her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European Parliament to pay for France-based staff.

PARTING SHOT

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