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Dublin: 0 °C Thursday 27 February, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Gay Byrne being laid to rest, the Kevin Lunney investigation and Brexit made the headlines today.

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


funeral 433_90584610 The funeral of Gay Byrne took place in Dublin today. Source: Sam Boal/

  • Family, friends and fans gathered in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin city to pay their final respects to broadcaster Gay Byrne
  • The earliest possible release date for the teenage boy who murdered and sexually assaulted Ana Kriegel is June 2031, the Central Criminal Court heard.
  • The mother of schoolboy Brooklyn Colbert paid a heartbreaking tribute to her son at his funeral mass in Limerick.
  • A boil water notice for areas in Dublin, Meath and Kildare will remain in place until at least Tuesday, as Irish Water said it cannot rule out further repeats of large-scale notices.
  • Extra gardaí were deployed in Cork city centre after a large group of young people gathered for an alleged robbery attempt
  • The Law Reform Commission recommended changing current legislation regarding consent in rape cases before Irish courts. 
  • The owners of Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks have decided not to sell the club after listing it for sale earlier this year, it was confirmed. 


general-election-2019 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries his hand at making a clay figure while visiting the George Spencer Academy in Nottingham today. Source: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

#ENGLAND: The main suspect in the investigation into the kidnapping of businessman Kevin Lunney died after he took ill during a police raid in Derbyshire.

#ESSEX: The names of the 39 people whose bodies were found in the back of a lorry container in Essex on 23 October were released.

#BREXIT: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there will not be checks on goods going from Northern Ireland to Great Britain post-Brexit. 

#US: Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to enter the race to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election.


For the day that’s in it, RIP Gaybo.

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