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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A massive rally supporting nurses and midwives, violent clashes in France and the Six Nations had everyone talking today.

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


2139 Nurses_90563865 Eva O'Callaghan, student nurse from the Mater Hospital, at the IMNO rally in Dublin city today. Source: Sam Boal/

  • Tens of thousands of people attended a rally in Dublin city in support of nurses and midwives who are striking over pay and staffing levels.
  • A tourist was airlifted to hospital after falling at the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare.
  • Gardaí renewed two appeals – one for information about the 2012 murder of Andrew Allen in Donegal and another for help finding Tony Galvin, who has been missing from Dublin since Tuesday.
  • Former HSE Director General Tony O’Brien accused members of the Public Accounts Committee of “corroding public life with their antics”.
  • Ireland got their Six Nations bid going, beating Scotland 22-13.
  • Almost 15,000 patients aged 75 years old and over waited more than 24 hours in emergency departments last year, according to new figures.


Screenshot 2019-02-09 at 19.05.29 A burning command car belonging to France's anti-terror 'Vigipirate' squad in Paris today. Source: Kamil Zihnioglu/AP/Press Association Images

#FRANCE: A Yellow Vest protester’s hand was reportedly blown off during violent clashes in Paris.

#BREXIT: The UK government terminated a contract with Seaborne Freight, a company which has no ships, after an Irish shipping company which backed the deal withdrew its support.

#US: Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign at a rally in Massachusetts, CNN reports.

#UK: Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence, Buckingham Palace said, weeks after being involved in a car crash.


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