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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.

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


CHILDRENS JABS  6_90630838 Tony Geoghean, aged 13 jumps for joy after getting his jab at the HSE vaccination centre in Citywest. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

  • Vaccination of 12-15 year olds commenced, after registration opened for that age group to receive the jab
  • Irish Olympian Jack Woolley was hospitalised after being assaulted in Dublin city centre last night
  • Some 2,078 Covid-19 cases were reported, the first time daily case numbers were above 2,000 since January
  • A baby was found alone in a Kerry cemetery, prompting an investigation by Gardaí
  • Tyrone said they would not be fielding a team for their All-Ireland senior football semi-final clash with Kerry next weekend, due to a number of Covid-19 cases in the squad
  • Irish Paralympic swimmer Patrick Flanagan said his wheelchair was damaged while travelling to London on his way to compete at the Tokyo Paralympics.


Taliban militant in the Herat province Credit: STR/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images A Taliban militant is seen in Herat province, Afghanistan Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#AFGHANISTAN: Afghan president Ashraf Ghani vowed to prevent further bloodshed, as Taliban fighters closed in on Kabul after routing his armed forces over the past 10 days.

#HAITI: A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, causing several deaths and toppling buildings in the disaster-plagued Caribbean nation still recovering from a devastating 2010 quake.

#PLYMOUTH SHOOTING: As tributes poured in for the victims, British Labour leader Keir Starmer said that police have questions to answer over how a gunman obtained a firearms licence and went on a rampage in the city.

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