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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. Source: 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. Source: AP/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. 

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