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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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

IRELAND

4652 Paschal Donohoe_90581810 The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe speaking to the media ahead of next week's Budget. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

  • Leo Varadkar said that he would likely agree to another Brexit extension, if a request is made by UK prime minister Boris Johnson.
  • After Storm Lorenzo, power has been restored to thousands of properties across the country but substantial flooding remains in parts of the country. 
  • The whale spotted in the River Liffey this week has been found dead near Dublin port. 
  • The FAI has requested the postponement of a scheduled appearance before the Oireachtas Commitee on Sport later this month. 
  • The PSNI has appealed for witnesses after a man was shot in what is being described as a “brutal” paramilitary-style attack in Belfast.
  • Finance minister Paschal Donohoe has said that this year’s Budget is based on a no-deal Brexit. 
  • Five new Irish restaurants have been included in this year’s Bib Gourmand awards. 
  • Environmental activists have said they expect to be confronted by gardaí for their actions when disruption begins next week. 

INTERNATIONAL

gorilla-sculpture Chairman of the British Ironworks Centre Clive Knowles stands by Luke Kite's 12ft sculpture of a gorilla, entitled 'Gorilla Apocalypse', in Shropshire. Source: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images

#BREXIT: Boris Johnson has said that he will not delay Brexit, even as the EU told him that his proposals “do not provide a basis for concluding an agreement”.

#PHONE HACKING: Prince Harry has initiated legal proceedings against the publishers of the Sun and the Daily Mirror newspapers over alleged phone hacking.

#HONG KONG: Protesters moved into the centre of the city after Carrie Lam used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies in a hardening of the government’s stance after four months of demonstrations.

Parting shot

 The Beatles’ Abbey Road is back at number one in the UK charts – 50 years after it first topped the album chart.

It seems people decided to come together to buy the special anniversary edition of the classic album. 

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