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Dublin: 22 °C Thursday 16 July, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


6358 Hate protest Gardaí caught in the middle of protesters on Kildare street this afternoon. Source: Sam Boal/

  • Leo Varadkar personally signed off on a plan to give former Taoisigh special supports – including VIP airport facilities, increased use of state cars, and the salary of a full-time secretary – just four months after he took office.
  • A woman in her early 30s has suffered serious injuries in an early morning assault in Arklow, Co Wicklow. 
  • Gardaí have arrested one woman and two men in relation to the protests that took place outside Leinster House this afternoon. 
  • A Status Yellow ice/snow warning has been issued for Ireland from 11am today until 11am tomorrow. 
  • Two Scottish League footballers have appeared in court accused of an assault in Dublin city-centre.
  • Gardaí in Malahide are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a couple from Portmarnock, Co Dublin. 
  • Almost 8,000 people in Cavan have been warned not to consume their water due to elevated levels of manganese.
  • The Taoiseach has said there will “not necessarily” be a general election held in February next year, saying reports with this date are “speculation”. 


general-election-2019 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulls a pint with newly elected Conservative party MP for Sedgefield, Paul Howell during a visit to Sedgefield Cricket Club in County Durham. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#WHITE ISLAND: Divers have been working in contaminated waters with near-zero visibility attempting to find the bodies of two people killed in the White Island eruption in New Zealand.

#NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS: North Korea says it has successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent”.

#SEXUAL ASSAULT: A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a US reporter’s rear on live TV was arrested yesterday on a misdemeanour charge of sexual battery.

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