Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

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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

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Source: Sam Boal

  • Public health officials confirmed a further two deaths and 769 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. 
  • Gardaí raided a suspected shebeen in Limerick.
  • A USB key containing CCTV footage from a patrol car following a suspect that was sent by the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC) to garda internal affairs went missing after being sent in the post. 
  • Mandatory hotel quarantine is to come into effect by next weekend. 
  • More than 10% of the population have now received at least their first dose of a Covid jab.
  • HSE chief executive Paul Reid said hospitalisations from Covid are still a concern as the figure remains stalled at 360.

WORLD

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Thousands from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and supporters gathered outside Atlanta’s Capitol for a rally.


Source: Robin Rayne

#ENGLAND: Buckingham Palace is to potentially consider appointing a diversity chief as “more needs to be done” to address the issue, a royal source has said.

#AUSTRALIA: Evacuation orders were sent to thousands following historic floods in New South Wales.

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The aurora borealis, or northern lights, make a rare appearance over central Ontario, Canada.

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, make a rare appearance over central Ontario, Canada.

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