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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.
Dec 21st 2019, 8:07 PM 13,193 0

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


037 Dublin airport christmas arrivals Noeleen and Sean O'Byrne welcoming their daughter Niamh home from North Carolina, US, at Dublin Airport today. Source:

  • An Irish nurse in Australia has died after a tree branch fell on a taxi she was travelling in with friends.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused Boris Johnson of putting the UK on course for a harder Brexit, an allegation the Prime Minister dodged on his trip to Estonia. 
  • Significant damage was done to a bank in Louth this morning during an attempt to remove an ATM. 
  • Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Taoiseach and Fine Gael of “political targeting” against some of his party colleagues. 
  • “Ridiculous” weather warnings, inaccurate forecasts and a lack of Northern Irish coverage were among the issues raised in hundreds of complaints to Met Éireann this year. 
  • Gardaí in Limerick are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was struck by a car in the early hours of this morning. 
  • A man in his early 30s has died following a single-vehicle road traffic collision in Ballyfermot, Dublin. 
  • A husband and wife accused of murdering their five-year-old daughter claim she fell down the stairs while they were sleeping, a Belfast court has heard.


pm-visit-to-estonia Boris Johnson serves Christmas lunch to British troops stationed in Estonia during a one-day visit to the Baltic country. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#FINAL FRONTIER: US President Donald Trump has celebrated the launch of Space Force, the first new military service in the country in more than 70 years.

#BUY BACK: New Zealand authorities have said their country will be a safer place after owners handed in more than 56,000 guns during a buyback programme following a ban on assault weapons.

#BLASPHEMY: A Pakistani court has sentenced a university professor to death for blasphemy under a law that critics say is often used to target minorities and liberal activists.


A horse that had fallen down a bog drain was rescued by emergency services in Co Longford last night following a three-hour operation. 

Sergeant is currently recuperating at the Hungry House Outside sanctuary.

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