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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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

IRELAND

Pride Walk 003 Panti Bliss crossing the new Rainbow Walk on Capel Street, Dublin Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

  • 313 cases of Covid-19 were reported in Ireland.
  • A Belgian court has ordered AstraZeneca to deliver 50 million doses to the EU by September – fewer than demand, but with fines attached if they fall short.
  • The housing crisis affects large sections of Irish society, but is especially acute among minority groups like Travellers, migrants, and asylum seekers.
  • The goverment is not yet contemplating a recommendation against travel to Northern Ireland amid a rise in cases of the Delta variant.
  • The Taoiseach said that “nothing has been signed off on” regarding the proposed new national maternity hospital.
  • Gardaí arrested three people after bottles were thrown at bar staff at a venue on South William Street in Dublin. 
  • Farmers’ patience is “fast running out” waiting for a solution to sheep dying as a result of dog attacks. 
  • Tomorrow is set to be dry and warm but Met Éireann forecasts an unsettled Sunday

THE WORLD

denmark-belgium-euro-2020-soccer A giant jersey in support of Danish player Christian Eriksen Source: Hannah McKay via AP

#DENMARK Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest last weekend.

#US Joe Biden has established a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery on 19 June.

#UK A member of the UK parliament is facing trial accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008. 

PARTING SHOT

What’s all this about a Brexit sausage row?

Another post-Brexit headache is in store next month that involves the importing of British sausages to the EU, which is complicated by the Northern Ireland Protocol.

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