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Dublin: -1 °C Sunday 19 January, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


XR 223_90582406 Extinction Rebellion lay on O’Connell Street Bridge this afternoon in silent protest Source: Sam Boal/

  • The DUP has poured cold water over a reported Brexit compromise to end the deadlock over the Northern Ireland backstop.
  • Gardaí are investigating after three young males, including a 14-year-old boy, received stab wounds in a series of attacks overnight in Limerick.
  • A Donegal man being prosecuted for the murder of two soldiers in Northern Ireland has been refused bail.
  • A man in his 30s has been charged and is due in court in connection with three serious assaults in Tralee, Co Kerry.
  • The National College of Ireland is in ongoing discussions with Dublin City Council regarding the former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street, understands. 
  • Doctors have said the government’s plan to extend free GP care to children under the age of eight will mount pressure on a service already near breaking point in many areas.
  • Gardaí investigating a serious gang feud in Longford have identified a number of men who were videoed posing with guns in a graveyard. 
  • Thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin and other European cities today in protest at the Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria.


japan-asia-typhoon Rescuers on a boat patrol the residential area flooded by Typhoon Hagibis, the worst in six decades, in Ise central Japan Source: AP/Press Association Images

#MOST WANTED: A French man arrested at Glasgow airport is not suspected murderer Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes according to the results of DNA tests, a source close to the investigation has said.

#EXTINCTION REBELLION: A former paralympic cyclist accused of climbing onto a British Airways plane and glueing himself to it has denied causing a public nuisance.

#RIP: Robert Forester, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who enjoyed a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, died yesterday aged 78.


Rhys McClenaghan won Ireland’s first-ever medal at the Gymnastics World Championships with a near-flawless performance in the pommel horse final.

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