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What You Missed Last Week: News Round Up

In case you were living under a rock the last few days, here are the biggest news stories from last week:

UFC fighter Conor McGregor was effectively charged with three charges of assault and one count of criminal mischief. He appeared in court in Brooklyn on Saturday following an incident last evening involving a bus at the media day of UFC 223.

A second MMA fighter, Cian Crowley of Dalkey, South County Dublin, has also been charged with one charge of assault and one charge of criminal mischief after the incident in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday. Cowley is said to have been in the same group as fellow Irish fighting man, McGregor last evening.

It was announced that DCU are set to host the cultural festival, Anam. The Dublinbased university will be collaborating with RTÉ radio show, South Wind Blows, to host the two-day festival which is dedicated to music, poetry, film and drama. The festival with take place this coming April 11 and 12 across all three DCU campuses. The highlight of Anam will be a concert in The Helix on the Glasnevin campus and will be hosted by the famous RTÉ2 television series Other Voices.

In other University concert news, Trinity College Dublin struck gold last week, with another successful Trinity Ball. They added some last minute acts to the line-up, including folk duo, Hudson Taylor, along with George Ezra and Hannah Wants.

A protest march against homelessness took place on Saturday in Dublin city centre. This march was organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition, and started at 1pm at the Garden of Remembrance. It comes a week after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted the ongoing homeless crisis in Ireland is going downhill before improving.

Three weather warnings are set to be in place across Ireland over the next few days. 8 counties face a rainfall warning, where a further 3 face a wind warning. Deluges of heavy rainfall across large part so the country will bring an increased risk to flash-flooding as well as waterlogged fields and an increased possibility of flash flooding.

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