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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A shooting in north Dublin and Trump’s Charlottesville comments grabbed headlines today.

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

IRELAND

Leaving Cert Rachel Fitzgerald and Sarah Walsh celebrate in their school Maryfield College after receiving their Leaving Cert results. Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

  • A mother of six was among two people killed in a shooting in north Dublin
  • Ireland will not be used as a pawn in Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU, according to Simon Coveney
  • Over 50,000 students received their Leaving Cert results today, and a new grading system was introduced
  • Former US Vice President Al Gore gave a strong message to Ireland’s government: move more quickly on climate change
  • A gun was found during a search as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Trevor Deely in December 2000
  • The vandalism of a memorial to victims of a fire at a halting site in Carrickmines, south Dublin was condemned as “disgusting”.

WORLD

Londonderry bonfires People watch a bonfire in the bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland. Source: Niall Carson via PA Images

#DONALD TRUMP: The US President came under fire from all sides in the 24 hours since he said there was “blame on both sides” at a white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

#ZIMBABWE: Police say that they know the whereabouts of first lady Grace Mugabe who faces accusations of assault, but has pleaded for diplomatic immunity.

#KIM JONG-UN: Donald Trump has praised North Korea’s leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.

PARTING SHOT

7708 Conor_90520760 The National Wax Museum Plus launched their Conor McGregor Waxwork today - what do you think? Source: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie

The Wax Museum’s latest resident is a sculpture of Conor McGregor – so what’s your verdict? Does it look like the MMA star?

(via @dailyedge)

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