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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The garda whistleblower controversy continues, the science behind Irish traveller ethnicity and restaurant closures – it’s the Evening Fix.

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


PICADO 882_90502380 Picado's owner Lily Ramirez-Foran lives in Dublin, but is from a Mexico. She's erected a sign to protest against Trump and his Mexican border wall. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • Brendan Howlin defended his decision to make comments in the Dáil, saying Maurice McCabe had contacted him to express his gratitude.
  • Gardaí question solicitor who tried to enter Mountjoy with cocaine in his wallet.
  • Irish travellers are genetically as different to Irish settled people as the Spanish.
  • Two Irishmen and two men from the UK have been charged with gun-related offences in a Dutch court.
  • KBC Bank are staying in Ireland – here are the reasons why.
  • Gardaí seized two vehicles, a firearm and ammunition after a search in Dublin.
  • A man who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of 10 people in the notorious Kingsmill massacre in Co Armagh in 1976, will not be prosecuted.
  • Two take-aways and one restaurant were among five food establishments served closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in January.


Trump Attorney General President Donald Trump shakes hands with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, accompanied by his wife Mary, after he was sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence. Source: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/PA Images

#US SENATE: Jeff Sessions is the new US attorney general, despite fierce debate about his civil rights record and concern whether he’ll provide independent advice.

#SYRIA: Turkish soldiers were killed and wounded when a Russian air strike targeting jihadists in Syria hit a building where the troops were deployed.

#FRANCE: An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France’s northwest coast caused minor injuries, but authorities denied there was a risk of radiation.


When you bring 181 students, 15 teaching staff and a drone together, you get this impressive video. Impressive work by Caherline National School, Limerick.


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