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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 21 June, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Landmark recommendation at the Citizens’ Assembly, more on the maternity hospital and a bomb at a Belfast school gate.

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


732 FF 1916 Commemoration_90509625 The scenes earlier at the annual Fianna Fáil Easter 1916 commemoration Source: Leah Farrell/


Presidential elections in France Ballot papers bearing the names of candidates in the French Presidential election Source: Kay Nietfeld DPA/PA Images

#FRANCE ON THE BRINK: The French people took their first steps towards electing a new President today, with voter turnout high across the country.

#PARTY PROMISES: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn vowed to introduce four new public holidays in the UK if he becomes Prime Minister after the upcoming election.

#STANDOFF: North Korea “detained third US citizen” as tensions rise in the region.


In 1973, UK band The Kinks released a concept album about a comedian who is funded by big business, becomes a dictator and uses the media as a tool of political and social control.

A parable for our times?

The band’s lead songwriter and vocalist Ray Davies talks Sunny Afternoon and Donald Trump in this interview with the BBC.

And for the day’s that it in it, with people running through the streets of the UK capital for the London Marathon, here’s one of The Kinks’ most enduring hits.

Source: The Kinks/YouTube

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