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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 9 July, 2020

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

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


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(Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

#SURVEILLANCE: The National Security Agency has secretly cracked much of the online encryption used to protect emails, web searches and medical records. [Guardian and The New York Times]

#INTERVENTION: China and the EU have warned against strikes on Syria at the G20.

#ATTACK: Egypt’s interior minister has survived a bomb attack on his convoy.

#CRASH: More than 100 vehicles were involved in a pile-up on a motorway in England.


  • Samsung has released a mammoth 98-inch (!) television. [Mashable]
  • Yahoo has chosen a new logo – and it’s not going down too well. [Business Insider]
  • A Russian tech company has sold its Facebook shares for around €400 million. [NYT]


Job interviews are usually a mixture of tough questions and awkward small talk – except in this case. A 21-year-old graduate was told to dance to Daft Punk during a group interview at Currys electronics store. Awkward.

Here’s what happened yesterday… >

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