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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Brexit protests, an attack on gardaí and continued clashes in Hong Kong had everyone talking today.

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

An aerial view of Electric Picnic in Stradbally last night. Source: Tony Kinlan


  • In Carlow, a man in his 50s was killed in a single-vehicle crash.
  • A man in his 70s died in an early morning house fire in Waterford.
  • Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired at the door of a garda van in Dublin.
  • A man was shot in the leg in a paramilitary-style assault in Derry.
  • A memorial service for an Irishman killed in a plane crash was told someone must take responsibility for the IT failure that led to 157 deaths.
  • The Minister for Transport wants all of his fellow Cabinet members to get rid of their petrol and diesel vehicles.
  • Gardaí seized €42,000 worth of heroin and a arrested a man in his 20s in north county Dublin.
  • Concerns have been raised about the impact of the recruitment freeze on mental health posts in Ireland. 

china-hong-kong-protest-violence-cn A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in Hong Kong. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images


#HONG KONG: Police fired tear gas and water cannon as protesters defied the rally ban. 

#BREXIT: Tens of thousands of people protested all across Britain against the decision to suspend parliament weeks before Brexit. 

#GLASGOW: Police have promised a robust approach in their investigation into a riot during an Irish unity march in Glasgow yesterday evening.

#UNITED STATES: A woman who was left to give birth alone in a jail cell is suing the city of Denver. 

#GUANTANAMO BAY: A trial date has been set for the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks. 


Roscommon’s Aoife O’Rourke has won a gold medal at the European Elite Women’s Boxing Championships in Madrid.

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