Here’s What Happened Today: Monday


It’s your nightly news catch-up.

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


Torr Head on the north Antrim coast

Source: PA

  • Health officials confirmed 520 new cases of Covid-19 and one further death linked to the virus.
  • The Taoiseach said the government will consider the effect of the vaccine and people’s mental well-being when it considers easing restrictions next week.
  • People in nursing homes began to be allowed to have two visits per week.
  • A German MP was reported to have died in hospital after the transatlantic flight on which she was travelling diverted to Shannon Airport yesterday.
  • Eight men were arrested after €60,000 worth of cocaine was seized in the Temple Bar area of Dublin.
  • President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Revenue said that more than half of employers who availed of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme in 2020 owe them a repayment.
  • A Romanian man stopped at a Garda checkpoint in Wicklow was found to be wanted in Germany after a search of a newly-introduced EU information system.


End Over End, a piece as part of an outdoor illuminated art gallery along Liverpool’s waterfront

Source: Peter Byrne/PA

#SCOT FREE: An independent inquiry found that Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon did not breach the ministerial code in relation to allegations that she failed to record meetings with Alex Salmond and others in 2018.

#VACCINE WAR: The UK and the EU continued to engage in an increasingly fraught stand-off over vaccine supplies with British media warning about a potential “vaccine war”.

#SPRING BREAK: Florida’s Miami Beach declared a state of emergency after more than 1,000 arrests were made during an unruly spring break in the city.


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