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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 24 October, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Plans for an abortion referendum, the Luas strike – and Eurovision failure for Ireland.

Updated 11pm

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


12/05/2016. Pictured are members of the public enj People enjoying the sunny weather outside The Tram Café in Wolfe Tone Square. Source: Leah Farrell


London sinkhole Source: Dominic Lipinski

#US POLITICS: Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the most senior elected Republican, have said they are “totally committed” to party unity, after a meeting. [BBC]

#BRUSSELS: It’s emerged an email which would have closed the Brussels metro was sent four minutes before the March terror attack on the rail system.

#SWALLOWED: Dramatic pictures (above) have emerged of a massive sinkhole in a residential street in London which almost entirely swallowed a car.



Ireland is already out of the Eurovision. Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne represented the country in this evening’s semi-final in Stockholm but missed out on one of the ten available places in Saturday’s final.

It’s now 20 years since the country last claimed Eurovision glory. For the week that’s in it, let’s take a trip back in time to Ireland’s glory years at the contest – here’s Johnny Logan’s Hold Me Now…

Source: escbelgium4/YouTube

On Shapchat: The seagulls are back. Are we in for another summer of terror? We’ve been looking into it…

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Daragh Brophy

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