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Dublin: 13°C Tuesday 20 October 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the bad weather, Limerick City of Culture, and the death of Dale Creighton.

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

imageThis incredible photograph was taken by photographer George Karbus. It shows waves battering the seafront at Lahinch. Pic: George Karbus


  • Two more men were charged in relation to the death of Dale Creighton, while a further two were arrested.
  • The Government was called on to provide emergency funding to help in the storm clean-up.
  • The Doolin Coast Guard station was ruined by the recent storm weather – while the volunteers were out working.
  • The Limerick City of Culture board realise there are lessons to be learned, one of its members said. Meanwhile, its Facebook page was hacked.
  • A man aged 60 was tied up and locked in a bedroom by masked burglars in Co Down.
  • Unity on the left could have prevented the bank guarantee, SIPTU’s general president Jack O’Connor said.
  • More than 3,000 horses were seized over welfare concerns in 2013.
  • The Taoiseach and Jobs Minister began their ‘ambitious’ trade mission in the Gulf today.
  • The bad weather is set to continue – high tides and strong winds are expected into next week.


imageFour homeless men warm themselves on a steam grate by the Federal Trade Commission, blocks from the Capitol, in Washington. Pic: AP

#INDIA At least 13 people died in a building collapse in the coastal village of Goa.

#SCHUMACHER Michael Schumacher is in a ‘critical but stable‘ condition in hospital.

#ANTARCTIC The Chinese ship sent to rescue people from another ship in the Antarctic is now stuck in ice itself.

#IRAQ The city of Fallujah fell to Al-Qaeda-linked militants, security sources said.

#RIP Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers died at the age of 74.



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