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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 18 October, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Leo the leader, Tinder rape case and US leaves Paris accord.

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


35  Brent Pope Bloom_90513890 Sergeant Eleanor O'Halloran and Garda Claire Haugh inspect Brent Pope's bread-baking skills at the Bloom festival. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland


Confucius Institute for Scotland - exhibition A sculpture by Gloria Friedmann at an exhibition hosted by the Confucius Institute for Scotland. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#CLIMATE CHANGE: World leaders have reacted with anger and defiance to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

#UK: Greater Manchester Police evacuated an area around a car which they believe to “significant” to the investigation of last week’s terrorist attack.

#RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin sat down with US journalist Megyn Kelly and denied claims of Russia hacking, claiming it was similar to anti-Semitism.

#CONSERVATIVES: Three people, including one MP, have been charged over a election expenses made by the Conservative Party.


A new installation by artist Joe Caslin is being installed in Trinity College Dublin and is aimed at proving a different viewpoint on drug addiction in Ireland.

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