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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone is talking about the discovery of a human leg in Dublin, Ebola evacuations, and injured robots.

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


Human leg found Gardai at the scene after a human leg was found at the Thornton's Recycling plant in west Dublin. Source: Niall Carson

  • Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a human limb at a recycling facility in Dublin.
  • Irish Rail workers are set to strike on the All-Ireland semi and final days.
  • A two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a van in Tipperary town.
  • Kinvara, Co Galway has become the first town in Ireland to introduce a blanket ban of Israeli goods in protest over the Gaza crisis.
  • A three-year-old child has died following an incident on a farm in Co Cork.
  • A Greyhound truck was stopped by a peaceful protest in Dublin.
  • Calor Gas is going to court over its bottles allegedly being refilled without permission.
  • New penalty point rules kick in today.
  • A crisis team has been set up to help Irish citizens in Libya amid an upsurge in violence there.


Mideast Israel Palestinians A Palestinian boy sits in the stairwell of his home in the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border today. Source: AP/Press Association Images

 #GAZA: A US- and UN-brokered ceasefire collapsed today amid reports of Hamas kidnapping an Israeli soldier.

#EBOLA: Two US citizens infected with Ebola are being evacuated to America.

#AUSTRALIA: Australian parents have been accused of abandoning a baby born with Down Syndrome to a surrogate, while taking the baby’s twin home.

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