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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.

LE CHEILE SMITHFIELD 9M5A7791 The Rally Against Hate in Smithfield today. Source: Eamonn Farrell

IRELAND

  • Paul Givan was told he will have to resign as First Minister when a new DUP leader is appointed. 
  • Health officials confirmed 393 new cases of Covid-19 and outlined timelines for the next age cohorts to get their jabs.
  • Canada was removed from Ireland’s list of designated countries for mandatory hotel quarantine.
  • Leo Varadkar said a new location for the National Maternity Hospital may need to be found.
  • The Tánaiste also set a target of 70% home-ownership by the end of this decade.
  • A man was taken to hospital after an assault in Dublin‘s city centre.
  • The search operation for a missing Dublin man in the US is to be scaled back.
  • Memorial plaques honouring Garda Colm Horkan were unveiled in Roscommon.
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WORLD

#IRAN: Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was elected president.

#FRANCE: Several people were injured as police broke up a 1,500-strong illegal rave.

#RUSSIA: Moscow’s hospitals are flooded with Covid-19 patients, with the Delta variant now representing almost 90% of new cases. 

#UNITED STATES: Catholic bishops agreed to draft a statement on the meaning of holy communion which could potentially be used to deny the sacred rite to President Joe Biden. 

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#LONDON: Large stadiums were transformed into giant Covid jab clinics to vaccinated thousands of people today.

PARTING SHOT

A new species of the ancient giant rhino, which was among the largest mammals to walk on land, has been discovered in north-western China, BBC reports

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