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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made headlines in Ireland and around the world today.

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

IRELAND

9328 Dublin Scenes Crowds of people out walking on a brisk afternoon at Dun Laoghaire pier Source: Sasko Lazarov via RollingNews.ie

  • A further 543 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland.
  • A man has been arrested in relation to a fatal hit-and-run incident in Castlebar, Co Mayo on Wednesday. 
  • The sister of George Nkencho has told funeral mourners his death was untimely and unplanned.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to participate in a programme of virtual events with the United States over three days to celebrate St Patrick’s Day
  • Leaving Cert accommodations are to be put in place for current fifth year students when they sit the exams next year to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.
  • Growing waiting lists for driving tests represented a “direct road safety risk” and would undermine efforts to tackle drivers who rely on multiple learner permits to stay on the road.
  • A man has been arrested in relation to a shooting incident that took place in Dundalk in 2019.
  • Gardaí are monitoring social media and messaging services as they prepare for potential activity by anti-lockdown protestors on St Patrick’s Day.

INTERNATIONAL

sarah-everard-death Police officers bring flowers to pay tribute to Sarah Everard Source: Gareth Fuller via PA Images

#LONDON: The serving Metropolitan Police officer accused of murdering Sarah Everard has been remanded in custody after his first court appearance.

#VACCINES: AstraZeneca has announced a fresh shortfall in planned vaccine shipments to the European Union, citing production problems and export restrictions.

#SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka has announced plans to ban the wearing of burkas and said it would close more than 1,000 Islamic schools known as madrassas, citing national security.

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