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Dublin: 2 °C Thursday 17 January, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Good Friday booze ban lifted, psychedelic drugs seized and monkey clones – it’s the Fix.

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


File Photo The Dáil has passed legislation to allow pubs to serve alcohol on Good Friday. It will now go to the President, and will be signed into law before Good Friday this year - 30 March. End. The Dáil has passed legislation to allow pubs to serve alcohol on Good Friday. Source: Leah Farrell via


Shackled Children David Turpin and his wife Louise Turpin appear in court California accused of abusing their 13 children. Source: Gina Ferazzi via PA

#INDIA: Riot police were deployed outside dozens of Indian cinemas ahead of the screening of a controversial film.

#SWITZERLAND: It turned out that a mummified corpse uncovered in the city of Basel is directly related to current UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

#CHINA: Ethical questions have been raised after monkeys were cloned in China.


Walking around Temple Bar on Good Friday telling tourists you can’t buy a pint was a popular pastime for many an Irish person – journalists included.

Sadly, no more.

From this year on, you will now be able to buy a pint down your local without worrying about the gardaí knocking on the door outside.

At least you can watch the fun we had in years gone by.


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