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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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


coronavirus-sun-mar-28-2021 Source: PA

  • Ireland is yet to receive an offer from the UK in relation to extra vaccines.
  • By the end of today, it is expected that in total, 800,000 vaccines will have been administered in the country.
  • A further 604 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland, with an additional 13 deaths related to Covid-19 notified.
  • Reid has said the allegations made about the Department of Health gathering dossiers on children with special educational needs and their families is “extremely concerning”.
  • A second person who absconded from a mandatory hotel quarantine facility yesterday was located today.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the decision by the Beacon Hospital to give surplus vaccines to a private school was “such a slap in the face to so many people”. 
  • Fianna Fáil has dropped to 11% – down two points – in the latest Business Post/Red C poll.
  • Single people say trying to buy a home is even more difficult for them than for couples


full-moon-over-munich The full moon stands between the twin towers in Bavaria this evening. Source: DPA/PA Images

#MYANMAR: At least 90 people – including several children – were killed after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters. Irish citizens are being advised to consider leaving as violence worsens.

#EGYPT: Two additional tug boats headed to Egypt’s Suez Canal today to aid efforts to free the container ship which has been wedged across the vital waterway for days.

#SPAIN: Around 5,000 people attended a gig last night in Barcelona after receiving negative results in same-day Covid testing.

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If you’re lucky, and the cloud parts this evening, you may well see March’s full moon which NASA says is traditionally known as the Worm Moon.

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