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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


1 NI Tourism Dublin Giant Spirit Characters Oonagh McCool and Benadonner from Giants Causeway made a trip to Dublin City as Discover Northern Ireland invited people to explore all the unique experiences to uncover during winter and beyond with a wide variety of activities to enjoy Source: Leon Farrell via RollingNews.ie

  • A number of suspected cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant have been identified in Ireland, the Minister for Health has said.
  • Public health officials have confirmed 4,607 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today. 
  • A High Court case alleging that the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was in contempt of a court order regarding the assessment of a detective garda’s injuries has been struck out after a settlement was reached.
  • A man has pleaded guilty to cleaning up and removing evidence from the scene where Drogheda teenager Kean Mulready Woods was murdered last year.
  • Eight people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a large scale public order incident in a Galway cemetery. 
  • A new centre to help serving and retired members of the Defence Forces deal with crises such as mental health and financial problems has opened in Cork
  • Planning permission for a hotel structure at the site of Dublin’s Cobblestone pub has been refused by Dublin City Council. 


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#OMICRON: The World Health Organization is pushing for an international accord to help prevent and fight future pandemics amid the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

#SWEDEN: Swedish Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson has been elected as the country’s prime minister today.

#BARBADOS: Barbados is about to cut ties with the British monarchy and become the world’s newest republic.

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Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous actor, David Gulpilil, has died of lung cancer. He was 68 years old.

goldstone-2016-de-ivan-sen-david-gulpilil-prod-db-bunya-productions-dark-matter David Gulpilil Source: Alamy Stock Photo

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