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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Leo Varadkar apologises, Defence Forces pay rise and Fourth of July celebrations.

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

IRELAND

NO FEE 16 mychild.ie HSE Rebecca Adamson and her daughter Sophie from Dublin 8 at the launch of mychild.ie. Source: Mark Stedman

WORLD

UPI 20190704 A tank is put into position ahead of 4 July celebrations in Washington DC. Source: PA Images

#FOURTH OF JULY:  As the US celebrates its Independence Day, there is controversy over the plans for festivities in Washington DC.

#GIBRALTAR: A supertanker suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions was detained in Gibraltar, aided by a detachment of British Royal Marines.

#LIBYA: The divided UN Security Council has failed to condemn an attack on a detention centre for migrants in Libya after the US didn’t endorse a proposed statement.

#EU PARLIAMENT: Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe has come under fire for likening the UK leaving the European Union to “slaves” rising up “against their owners”. 

PARTING SHOT

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Despite recent discharges of untreated wastewater into Dublin Bay, some hardy swimmers aren’t being put off.

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