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# Bank Holiday
Gardaí restrict access to Dublin streets and arrest 10 people for public order incidents
Gardaí say they came under fire on South Anne Street and Temple Bar.
AS IT HAPPENED
As it happened on Saturday morning: Biden says 'clear majority of nation' behind him as tense wait for final result continues
It’s not official but the former vice president looks set to return to the White House.
Filling up: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
# election 2020
Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
The candidate said he is going to win the 2020 US presidential election.
# Podcast
The Explainer Interview: The story of Unquiet Graves with filmmaker Seán Murray
Unquiet Graves was aired on RTÉ earlier this month.
# America
US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87
She died of pancreatic cancer.
# backstop
As the clock ticks down (yes, again), sign up to get Brexit news and analysis in your inbox
There are 113 days to go…
# News Fix
Sign up to get the day's news directly to your inbox every evening
Get TheJournal.ie’s nightly news roundup to your inbox.
# debunked
Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week
The photo has been widely shared on social media and messaging services.
# covid19 facts
Debunked: No, four young people are not in a serious condition in CUH after taking non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs
The clinical lead for the HSE told TheJournal.ie that such false stories harm our collective action to fight this virus.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?
As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.
# RIP
RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley has died following an illness
She died at home this afternoon following an illness. She was 51.
# Spurs
Jose Mourinho announced as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur less than 24 hours after Pochettino departure
Mourinho’s contract will run until the end of the 2022/2023 season.
# GE19
Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then?
There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline.
# ep2019
Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament
We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .
# ep2019
Five MEPs elected in Ireland South as mammoth count concludes
On the 20th count, Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party; and Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael joined Seán Kelly, Fine Gael; Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil; and Mick Wallace, Independents 4 Change.
# ep2019
Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews will take the fourth seat for the constituency once Brexit happens.
# ep2019
The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland
Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.
# Vote 19
A worrying trend for Fianna Fáil as exit polls show young people abandoning party
Micheál Martin has a task to convince those in their teens and 20s to give his candidates first preferences.
# CRO
Auditors report FAI for breaking company law
The public body issued a statement this afternoon.
# Gardaí
Fourth man arrested over gruesome machete murder of Mikolaj Wilk in Ballincollig
The Cork resident was brutally assaulted on 10 June 2018.
# Dismay
Indicative votes result: MPs vote against all 8 Brexit options, including a no-deal
None of the votes are binding, however.
# Rate the votes
Have your say: How would you vote on the Brexit plans in the House of Commons tonight?
What would you do if you had a seat?
# 29 March
As the clock ticks down, sign up to get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox
Eight days to go…
# Christchurch
At least 49 people dead after mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques
Four people are in custody, including an Australian citizen described as a ‘right-wing terrorist’.
# Bloody Sunday
One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972
The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.
# Brexit
British MPs have voted against a no-deal Brexit. So, what now?
Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said today that one of the current risks is an ‘accidental no-deal Brexit’.
# Brexit
Deal in jeopardy as UK's Attorney General says there is still a legal risk of being trapped in backstop
It is now less likely Theresa May’s deal will get through the House of Commons.
# Investigation
Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge
The man was arrested earlier today following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Longford.
AS IT HAPPENED
Thumping defeat for Theresa May as she loses Brexit vote by 230
May’s bid was defeated by a margin of 202 to 432.
# 7 deadly reads
Sitdown Sunday: How do military dogs cope with retirement?
Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
# Crisis Pregnancy
National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January
There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.
# Margate
Woman arrested on suspicion of murder in Kent after death of two children
Police in the UK county of Kent were called to a house in the early hours of this morning.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today
They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.
# Free Safe Legal
Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law
Hospitals will provide the services in 2019.
# Leo Varadkar
'It doesn't take very long for your balaclava to slip': Ructions in Dáil as Taoiseach and Doherty discuss Roscommon eviction
Leo Varadkar claimed that “when it comes to law and order” and the Sinn Féin party, “It doesn’t take very long for your balaclava to slip.”
# blasphemy ref
The Irish people have voted to remove blasphemy offence from the Constitution
It was a resounding Yes to repeal the offence.
# aras 18
Michael D versus the rest: How did your constituency vote?
The votes are in and Michael D Higgins will have another seven years in the Áras.
# The things they said
How Peter Charleton found the fact among the rumour, gossip, lies and deceit
An analysis of how Peter Charleton came to believe some more than others.
# Aras18
Peter Casey is on the presidential election ballot paper as he receives 4th council nomination
The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today.