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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Developments in the Essex investigation, the DUP conference and protests in Iraq hit the headlines today.

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

halloween 669_90583496 Oliver (5), Maeve Keating (4) , Juilet Musiol (7), JoeKeating (8) and Eva Musiol (10) from Dublin ready for Halloween enjoying Stokerland in St Patricks Park, Dublin. Source: Sam Boal

IRELAND

  • A man wanted for questioning in relation to the Essex truck investigation was arrested at Dublin Port.
  • DUP leader Arlene Foster said her party is ready for an election.
  • An 18-year-old man was killed in a road crash in Co Down.
  • Gardaí arrested a man who stole a car and crashed it into a number of parked cars in north county Dublin.
  • The Road Safety Authority is closely watching radical UK measures to reduce dangerous driving among young people.
  • Gardaí recovered a Meath family’s stolen car which contained a six-year-old boy’s specially adapted wheelchair. 

iraq-protests Anti-government protesters take cover while Iraq security forces fire during a demonstration in central Baghdad, Iraq. Source: Khalid Mohammed

WORLD

#ESSEX: The driver of the truck in which 39 bodies were found last week has been charged with manslaughter. 

#IRAQ: Nearly 200 people have died in anti-government protests since the start of this month. 

#CALIFORNIA: Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes as firefighters battle fierce wildfires. 

#CHILE: One million people took to the streets to demand the resignation of president Sebastian Pinera. 

PARTING SHOT

When musician Prince died, he was three months into a personal memoir. In an interview with The Guardian co-writer Dan Piepenbring spoke about bringing his idol’s project to completion. 

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