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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the news today.

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


58 NO FEE HSE  Organ Health Minister Simon Harris with the Quinn family, parents Brendan and Rebecca and their children Leo and Eve. Source: Leon Farrell via

  • A man found dead in Cork on Saturday afternoon has been named locally as 64-year-old Francis Dunne.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the taxpayer won’t be asked to “bail out” the FAI
  • Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has has said motorists planning on buying new cars in the new year “should reassess electric”.
  • Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has greeted 50 Syrian families at the Mosney accommodation centre today following their arrival at Dublin Airport. 
  • The past 12 months saw a record number of heart transplants performed in Ireland, new figures from the HSE show. 
  • Health Minister Simon Harris has criticised a Catholic parish’s controversial comments about IVF treatment.
  • Micheál Martin has said he will remain on leader of Fianna Fáil even if he fails to become Taoiseach after the next general election.
  • Plans to double the number of students in Irish-medium education have been unveiled.
  • There was a significant increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments last week compared to the same time in 2018.


u-s-texas-fort-worth-shooting A police car is seen outside a church where a shooting occurred near Fort Worth, Texas Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#AUSTRALIA: Sydney will set off its famous New Year fireworks display after being granted an exemption to a total fire ban.

#THUNBERG: Greta Thunberg’s parents made changes in their lives to “save” their daughter rather than the climate, according to her father.

#HIV: A Chinese court has sentenced the scientist who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice.

#TEXAS: Two people have been killed after a gunman opened fire in a church in Texas.


Actress Sharon Stone has said today that she was blocked from the dating app Bumble after the online platform said there had been several reports of a fake profile. 

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