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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the tragedy in Glasgow, the Labour conference, and the country’s first woman bishop…

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


Eamon Gilmore is shown a baton used in 1913 at a memorabilia display [Photocall Ireland]


  • The Labour party has been holding its annual conference in Kerry
  • A man was pronounced dead after his body was found in a car in a canal
  • Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jaber resigned from his job
  • A police officer was knocked unconscious after a flag protest in Belfast
  • Aid agencies appealed to donors to give cash to the Philippines, not clothes
  • Pat Storey was ordained as the first female Church of Ireland bishop
  • ESB unions sent a letter to management regarding IBEC’s strike warning
  • Figures showed a third of all drownings in the last 25 years were suicides
  • Plans for a trip to Japan by the Taoiseach were confirmed
  • SUSI confirmed decisions have been made on all completed grant applications



[Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images]

#SCOTLAND: Police confirmed that eight people had died, and fourteen others were in a serious condition in hospital following last night’s helicopter crash

#NAMIBIA: The burned wreckage of a Mozambican Airlines plane has been found in Namibia. All 33 people on board died

#AUSTRALIA: A teenager died after being attacked by a shark in New South Wales

#USA: The world’s longest commercial flight route, between the US and Singapore, has been cancelled after a nine year run


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