Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

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Here’s what made the headlines today…

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

IRELAND


Education Minister Norma Foley speaks to survivors of sexual abuse at a school in Limerick outside Leinster House today.


Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

  • Three more deaths and 84 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland. 
  • The Taoiseach told Boris Johnson there would be “serious implications” if the British government reneges on the commitments it made in the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
  • The Central Bank has found the “majority” of home and car insurers charged different prices to customers with similar risk. 
  • At tonight’s Department of Health briefing, officials said the number of cases in Dublin could double every fortnight if people don’t act now to reduce the number of contacts they have.
  • The government was slammed for “bonkers” measures “and “mixed messaging” as Health Minister Stephen Donnelly called for political solidarity.
  • The Irish government is aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas.
  • Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they’re more “drastic” than other EU cities.
  • Phil Hogan has said he was subjected to a “full-scale attack” by the Taoiseach and Tánaiste. 

INTERNATIONAL

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a press conference today.


Source: Stefan Rousseau/PA Images

#BREXIT: The UK has published its controversial bill amid questions and concern from EU leaders.

#PROTESTS: Belarus opposition figures are being held in a national security probe, according to an investigative committee.

#OSCARS: Best Picture films at the Oscars must meet diversity criteria under new rules.

#Open journalism

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