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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Kerry hospital reviewing scans, Coveney says relationship with DUP needs to be repaired and UK diplomat found dead in Lebanon – It’s the Fix.

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

NO FEE 10 Croke Park senior citizen Xman Lunch Croke Park’s 16th annual senior citizen Christmas Lunch took place today. 650 of the stadium’s elderly neighbours were in attendance for Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and festive entertainment afterwards. Over 150 Croke Park staff & community gardaí volunteer at the annual event. Pictured having a dance are, from left, Cecilia Hagarty, Mairead Mahon and Madge Mulligan. Source: Mark Stedman

IRELAND

  • Ryanair management and Impact union officials are set to meet on Tuesday to avert a planned strike on Wednesday.
  • The Communications Minister confirmed he would ask the broadcasting authority to provide clarity to over referenda coverage after the Children’s Minister was axed from appearing on a popular cooking show.
  • It’s been revealed that the busiest day in the Dáil bar was 14 June – the day Leo Varadkar became Taoiseach and announced his new Cabinet.
  • University Hospital Kerry said that it was reviewing over 46,000 x-rays, cat scans and ultra sounds after the notification of three Serious Reportable Events (SREs) over the course of the summer.
  • Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that the government needs to “repair” its relationship with the DUP.
  • Armed police in Belfast arrested a man who didn’t return to jail after being allowed out on compassionate bail at an address in the north Belfast area.
  • A man died in a single vehicle crash on Adelaide Road in Glenageary.
  • Over €180,000 was raised after over GAA players slept out for homelessness.
  • Parents have been urged not to buy scrambler bikes for children this Christmas after a number of fatalities in recent years.
  • Documents show that there were real fears that the public services card becoming a “de facto” national ID card at the very earliest meetings about its introduction.
  • Two well known brothers in Bray have been given the go-ahead to develop almost 100 apartments on the town’s seafront.

WORLD

Birmingham multiple death multi-vehicle crash The scene of a multi-vehicle crash at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway, near Edgbaston, at the junction of Bristol Road, in Birmingham, which left six people dead and a seventh critically injured. Source: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

#LEBANON: A UK embassy worker was found dead yesterday at the side of a highway in Lebanon.

#US: The ex-wife of a former NBA player was charged last night in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis.

#TRUMP: A lawyer for the Trump transition team alleged that the special counsel probing the Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia has unlawfully received tens of thousands of emails.

#CRASH: Six people were killed in a multiple vehicle crash in Birmingham.

#AUSTRALIA: Police said that a North Korean operative was charged with trying to sell WMD parts in the country.

PARTING SHOT

A Moate farmer expressed pride at the legacy of his late father’s generosity after travelling 6,500 miles to be reunited with a cow donated by him to a destitute African family a decade ago.

Colm Doyle travelled to the heart of Rwanda in central/eastern Africa to see first-hand how a cow donated to charity Bóthar by his late father Jimmy 11 years ago had transformed the lives of a Rwanda family.

You can view a video of Colm’s trip on Facebook.

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