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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Ireland at the Euros, two arrested in Dublin and a man appears in court charged with the murder of Jo Cox…
Jun 18th 2016, 8:15 PM 11,306 2

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

IRELAND 

18/6/2016. Ireland Fans Dublin. Irish fans watchin Irish fans watching the match in Dublin earlier today Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • Ireland have lost 3-0 in their second game at Euro 2016. 
  • It is being reported that two men arrested in Dublin for firearms offences are linked to the Kinahan gang. 
  • Payouts on motor insurance claims are not behind rising premiums Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath has said. 
  • A man has been arrested in Northern Ireland after shining a laser pen at a helicopter. 
  • A butcher in Meath has been fined €16,000 for falsely declaring beef from Poland, Lithuania and Germany was from Ireland. 
  • Local government minister Simon Coveney has said that he will bring forward a proposal next week to deal with the issue of bin charges. 
  • A man has appeared before the Special Criminal Court charged with the possession of over a kilogram of explosives. 
  • Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has heard how a backseat passenger in a stolen car recorded a high-speed garda chase on Snapchat. 

INTERNATIONAL 

Jo Cox shooting A court sketch of Thomas Mair Source: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

#PAKISTAN: A husband in Pakistan has been murdered in a rare honour killing. 

#UK: Thomas Mair, the man suspected of the murder of MP Jo Cox, has appeared before a court in London. 

#UNITED STATES: A US car dealership has offered free Orlando-style assault rifles with car purchases. 

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INNOVATION 

  • Been struggling to deal with the lulls between Euro 2016 matches? Here are a few football games to help you pass the time. 
  • One of YouTube’s first vlogging stars has uploaded content for the first time in seven years. [BBC]

PARTING SHOT 

Irish fans have been having a mighty good time in France. Probably too good a time if you ask these French police officers. After trying to get a group to disperse and go home, authorities in the country decided if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. [Daily Edge]

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