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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Wallace’s Bill defeated, a sexual assault in Dublin and Console set to wind down…
Jul 7th 2016, 9:10 PM 13,261 4

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


7/7/2016. Opening Of The Pearse Museum. Aeridheacht performed by a Tallaght Community Arts Production, recreates Fionn, at the opening of the Pearse Museum in St Endas Park, in Dublin. The Dramatic Spectacle was performed by Willie Pearse in St Endas prio The Pearse Museum was opened today in Dublin with an open air performance of Aeridheacht by Tallaght Community Arts Production Source: Eamonn Farrell/

  • Mick Wallace’s Bill on fatal foetal abnormalities has been defeated. 
  • It has been revealed that Suicide bereavement charity Console is set to be wound down. 
  • Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a woman in her late 30s in Dublin city centre last night. 
  • Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett has shown the Dáil how to dab. 
  • A man jailed for “serial sodomisation” of a six-year-old has been given an 18-year prison sentence. 
  • All the Dublin Bus drivers in a syndicate that scooped €23.8 million on the Euromillions have said they’ll be going back to work.
  • The Defence Forces has appointed its first female colonel. 
  • It has emerged that the Taoiseach called the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to seek the release of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa. 
  • The government has been accused of facilitating tax avoidance by vulture funds. 


Mideast Iraq Mourners in Baghdad carrying the coffins of bomb victims Talib Hassan and Hamza Jabbar - almost 300 people were killed in the attack Source: Anmar Khalil/PA Wire

#UK: Five men have died after a wall collapsed at a recycling site in England. 

#GERMANY: The country has tightened up its rape laws following the New Year’s Eve attacks last year. 

#UNITED STATES: A woman in the United States posted a live Facebook video after her boyfriend was shot dead by police. 


  • Tesla has said that its self-driving feature wasn’t to blame for a fatal crash. 
  • Apple’s Mac computers have a reputation for being resistant to viruses – however, a new type of malware could give hackers complete control of a target’s computer.    


Live in Dublin and a fan of waterslides? Well you’re in luck: a 260-foot long slide will be coming to capital this weekend. [Daily Edge]


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