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News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

RTÉ’s restructuring plan, the boil water notice and the Trump impeachment probe made the headlines today.

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

Shane Ross VR 14_90584465 Minister Shane Ross trying out the new virtual reality training headset which is part of an initiative which gives Dublin Bus drivers the cyclist perspective of the city. Sam Boal / Sam Boal / /


britain-brexit-election Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tastes whisky during a general election campaign visit to Diageo's Roseisle Distillery near Elgin, north east Scotland. AP / PA Images AP / PA Images / PA Images


#ESSEX: All 39 victims of the lorry tragedy have now been identified

#WILTSHIRE: An Irishman who was arrested after 15 males were found in the back of a lorry has now been released.

#UNITED STATES: Former US national security adviser John Bolton failed to show up for an interview with impeachment investigators. 

#SOCIAL MEDIA: Former Twitter employees were recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, a court has heard. 


Mr Tayto has posted on Twitter for the first time since the account deleted a cartoon it shared on the day Gay Byrne’s death was announced. The account received criticism for sharing the cartoon of a sad Mr Tayto, with the words “It’s a sad day for the nation. Rest in peace Gay”.

Today it tweeted a happier looking version of the potato-based character blowing kisses.