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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


NO REPRO FEE Irish Book Week 007 Irish writer and illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick designing and painting the window of Hodges Figgis bookshop in Dublin today to launch Irish Book Week. Source: Leon Farrell via RollingNews.ie


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#UK: Conservative MP David Amess died after being stabbed multiple times in an incident at a meeting in his constituency.

#US: The US is to reopen its land and air borders on 8 November to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against Covid-19 – ending a more than 18-month ban on travel.

#NORWAY: The man who killed five people in a bow-and-arrow attack in Norway this week has been handed over to health services, the prosecution has said, amid speculation he may have mental health issues.


Remember a few years ago when everyone went mad for donuts? There were poeple queuing up at 4 in the morning to get themselves one from Krispy Kreme in Blanchardstown. 

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We all that the craze would die down, didn’t we? Well, we were wrong. 

The Krispy Kreme outlet in Blanchardstown recorded average weekly revenues of almost €87,000 last year in spite of the store being temporarily shut down by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sweet lord.


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