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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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

garda 574 Gardaí from the Public Order Unit on patrol on Dublin's South William Street today following violence in the city centre last night. Source: Sam Boal/PA


  •  14 people were arrested last night and a garda was injured after violence broke out in Dublin’s city centre.
  • Public health officials confirmed 416 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The Finance Minister said the government could lose around €2.2 billion a year in corporation tax revenue if today’s G7 agreement is implemented. 
  • The main political parties have now all confirmed their candidates for the Dublin Bay South by-election.
  • There have been calls for back-up papers to be put in place for Leaving Certificate students in Limerick who will miss written exams.
  • The Kinsale RNLI lifeboat crew rescued a man today after spotting him in the water during a routine training exercise. 
  • Local authorities in Dublin, Limerick and Galway have installed more outdoor facilities for people to use over the weekend. 
  • Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly received his first Covid-19 vaccine dose.

police-shooting-minneapolis Protesters clashed with police after a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Junior in Minneapolis. Source: Christian Monterrosa/PA


#ENGLAND: The easing of Covid-19 restrictions is expected to be delayed by two weeks due to a surge in cases of the disease. 

#BURKINA FASO: At least 114 people were killed in the deadliest jihadist attacks in the country since 2015. 

#UNITED STATES: There were protests for a second night in Minneapolis over the fatal shooting of a man by US marshals. 

#NIGERIA: Twitter has been suspended after the social media giant deleted a tweet from  President Muhammadu Buhari’s account for violating its rules.


Dublin City Council has installed ten light boxes on Smithfield Square to enhance the outdoor dining experience this summer.

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The boxes contain images of paintings and sculpture from the High Lane Gallery, with a mix of some of the most popular paintings and some lesser known pieces. 

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