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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A woman dies after being hit by a Luas tram, and the G20 split over climate change. Here’s the day’s news.

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


PRINCESS TAKAMADO 758A4466_90517257 Japan's Princess Takamado inspects exhibits in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin today. Source: Eamonn Farrell via

  • A woman died after she was hit by a Luas tram in Rialto last night
  • Ed Sheeran’s Irish Tour 2018 broke records after selling 300,000 tickets in under 8 hours – the highest number of tickets sold by an artist in Ireland in one day
  • Irishman John Cunningham, who was living in the US since 1999, was deported back to Ireland
  • Locals in areas around the Poolbeg incinerator demand answers after being “tormented” by a fly infestation for several days
  • A man died in Sligo after a single-vehicle crash this afternoon
  • An elderly wheelchair user pleasured himself in a shower at a care home while being washed by two young female care assistants, a court heard
  • A government department was renamed to include the word ‘Gaeltacht’ after coming under pressure from Irish language groups
  • Scientists from Trinity College Dublin are leading a €12 million project which looks to nature for answers to the problems modern cities face.


Pride in London Parade Jodie Harsh at the YouTube float with PC Rhammel Afflick (left) and Constable Greenhow during the Pride in London Parade. Source: Matt Alexander via PA Images

#G20: Donald Trump’s withdrawal from climate change measures split G2o gathering, while Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Ivanka Trump’s place at the leaders’ table.

#THE SUN ALSO RISES: Two people were gored and eight others injured during the second day of Spain’s annual San Fermin bull running fiesta in Pamplona.

#TENNIS STAR: New evidence showed Venus Williams was driving “lawfully” when she was involved in a deadly car crash that sparked a lawsuit, police in Florida said.


Siberian tigers 2 Source: 'Land of the Leopard'

Close-up photos of Siberian tigers in the remote Russian far east have been released by the ‘Land of the Leopard’ national park.

The photos show the family of rare tigers playing, tussling, resting… and staring down the lens of the camera.

The beautiful series of shots – that were taken before a cub knocked the camera over – are available to view here.

Siberian Tigers Source: 'Land of the Leopard'

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