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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 10 July, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

No change in two metre social distancing, Cummings row rolls on and a blast off in Florida.

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


weather 788 Hannah Purfield (10) from Dublin enjoying the hot weather on Burrow Beach in Sutton. Source: Sam Boal/


spring-weather-may-27th-2020 Women play croquet at Bamburgh in Northumberland. Source: PA Images

#DOMINIC CUMMINGS: BBC journalist Emily Maitlis has been replaced for tonight”s Newsnight episode after the broadcaster determined she ‘broke impartiality rules’ during an opening monologue about the Dominic Cummings row.

#BAILOUT: The EU Commission is proposing a €750 billion recovery fund to help the bloc’s economy through the deep recession induced by the coronavirus pandemic. The proposed package consists of €500 billion in grants and €250 billion in loans. 

#NEW ZEALAND: Two hikers were rescued after 18 days in the New Zealand wilderness after getting lost in fog and exhausting their food supply.

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Source: SpaceX/YouTube

A SpaceX rocket is due to blast off at 9.33pm Irish time, bringing two Nasa astronauts to the International Space Station. It’s a historic first first for a privately-owned company and the first crewed mission to blast off from US soil in almost a decade.

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