A slow news day sees two dogs hitting the headlines.

RTÉ News featured a story about a labrador bringing a small terrier for a walk holding the lead in his mouth.

Other stories that featured in the news on the day included: the murder of an IRA informer; lay-offs at the Clover meat factory in Waterford; and a lorry drivers blockade at Dublin port.

An RTÉ News report broadcast 26 July 1984.