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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

The March for Choice, Stepaside Garda Station and a stand-off in Catalonia made the headlines today.

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

IRELAND

pro choice 662_90525171 The March for Choice, organised by Abortion Rights Campaign Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

  • Thousands of demonstrators have taken part in the annual March for Choice, calling for a repea of the Eighth amendment
  • A Garda report into the reopening of Stepaside Garda Station says that population increases in the area were part of the reason why it was chosen
  • Mick Wallace has criticised the lack of transparency within the FOI remit
  • Here’s a review of what garda whistleblower Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms told the Charleton Tribunal
  • Gardaí are investigating after a man’s body was found on Inis Meáin last night
  • A yellow weather warning was issued for western counties from tomorrow.

WORLD

Pro-Independece Farmers Protest in Support of Referendum Source: Matthias Oesterle via PA Images

#CATALONIA: Spanish police closed over half of polling stations in Catalonia to stop an independence referendum from taking place tomorrow.

#PUERTO RICO: President Donald Trump criticised a Puerto Rican mayor over her “poor leadership ability” and said that the islanders “want everything done for them”.

#BORIS JOHNSON: The Foreign Secretary made yet another colonial-themed gaffe while visiting a sacred Buddhist temple in Myanmar’s capital.

PARTING SHOT

As Trump slams the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan, for asking that the island gets more help, this image of Carmen Yulin Cruz wading chest deep through water is going viral.

Carmen Yulin Cruz Source: Carmen Yulín Cruz‏/Twitter

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