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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Covid vaccine walk-in centres, mandatory hotel quarantine and wildfires in Turkey made the headlines.

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

SKATEBOARDERS PROTEST TODAY_5683 Skateboarders protesting in Temple Bar today following allegations of assault on two teens. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie


  • Health officials reported 1,427 new cases of Covid-19, as turnout at walk-in vaccination centres was reportedly strong.
  • Georgia and Malaysia were added to the mandatory hotel quarantine list. 
  • An Irish man died in a drowning incident in Spain.
  • A woman who received personal documents from the Department of Children says her signature was forged on a letter to nuns. 
  • The Youth Council urged employers not to create barriers for workers who want to get vaccinated. 
  • Skateboarders protested again in Temple Bar over allegations of assault on two teenagers outside a bar. 
  • The public was advised not to swim at a popular Dublin spot due to e-coli levels.
  • It will be a mostly dry Bank Holiday but showers will return by midweek.


tokyo-2020-athletics-womens Catherine Ibarguen (Colombia) compete in the Women's Triple Jump Qualifications during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Stadium. Source: Paul Kitagaki Jr/PA


#PANDEMIC: Outbreaks in China and Australia have promoted stricter Covid measures. 

#TURKEY: Authorities are continuing to evacuate tourists out of resort areas plagued by wildfires. 

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#HONG KONG: Police arrested a man for booing the Chinese national anthem.

#CRISIS: Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in the next three months, the UN has warned. 


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