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Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A shooting in Dublin and Catalan independence were the two big news stories of the day.

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


Ireland abortion laws A candle-lit vigil is held to mark fifth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar at the GPO today. Source: Niall Carson via PA Images

  • A man was fatally shot in north Dublin. Gardaí confirmed his identity tonight
  • The Irish government said it does not recognise an independent Catalonia
  • Two men were arrested after a man was seriously injured in a Limerick stabbing
  • All PRSI employees are now entitled to a free scale and polish from their dentist
  • A woman was hospitalised after a car and a garda van collided in Waterford city
  • European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has been asked to come to Ireland to discuss the European regulator’s role in the tracker mortgage scandal
  • An 18-year-old died in a road traffic collision in Co Down early this morning.


Catalans Declare Independence As Madrid Imposes Direct Rule Two men with a bottle of champagne in hand join the party of the plaza Sant Jaume in the hours after Catalonia declared itself independent. Source: Paco Freire via PA Images

#CATALONIA: The self-declared “independent” region urged people to protest peacefully against the Spanish government’s takeover of Catalonia overnight.

#NUCLEAR: The US warned North Korea of a “massive military response” to any use of nuclear weapons as tensions grow ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to South Korea.

#WEINSTEIN: UK minister Michael Gove apologised after making a joke about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on a live BBC radio show.


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