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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 15 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Tributes to Manchester, the Fine Gael leadership and the weather had people talking today.

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


DUBLINS CREATIVE QUARTER 7R2A9022_90512954 Temperatures broke records today and are expected to be broken again tomorrow. Source: Eamonn Farrell/

  • A seven-month-old baby girl died following a tragic accident in Tipperary
  • Twelve homeless families with over 30 children were told to present to garda stations on Tuesday night, as there was nowhere else for them to stay
  • The Supreme Court ruled that the Irish State must be held liable for outstanding insurance claims in the aftermath of the collapse of Setanta Insurance
  • The gardaí and the Defence Forces are working to prevent a terrorist attack here
  • Fine Gael leadership candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney go head-to-head tonight in the first part of four broadcasted hustings
  • The government ordered a report outlining what went wrong in the investigation as part of former Anglo Irish chair Sean FitzPatrick’s collapsed trial
  • Tayto Park applied for planning permission to build a seven-storey hotel on the site of its theme park in Co Meath
  • Tomorrow is set to be the hottest days of the week with highs of 25 degrees
  • In the wake of the Manchester bombing, Irish people living in Manchester remember the aftermath of the IRA bombings in June 1996.


Manchester Arena incident Armed British Transport Police Specialist Operations officers on board a Virgin train to Birmingham New Street, at Euston in London. Source: Yui Mok/PA Images

#MANCHESTER: More victims were named as families paid tribute to the loved ones they lost in Monday’s suicide bomb in Manchester.

#FURIOUS: Donald Trump threatened an investigation after information about the Manchester bombings were leaked to the US media.

#BODYSLAM: A Republican in Montana has been asked to apologise after he allegedly ‘bodyslammed’ a reporter for the Guardian.

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This morning, as tributes continued to pour in for the victims of the Manchester bombings, a grieving crowd broke out into a rendition of ’Don’t Look Back In Anger‘ by local band Oasis.

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