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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Protests in Catalonia, French police officer remembered, and more talk on the post-Brexit Irish border. It’s the Fix.

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


Lottery Celebrations at Lynch's Centra, Crosshaven 25th March 18 The team at Lynch's Centra in Crosshaven celebrate selling the €5.6 million Lotto ticket. Source: Siobhan Russell

  • Newstalk and one of its presenters Dr Ciara Kelly are being sued in the High Court by a medical practitioner concerning comments Kelly made on air
  • Inspectors are to be sent to investigate Independent News & Media plc, the publisher of the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and other newspapers
  • The UK’s Brexit negotiator David Davis said that the Irish border problem could be solved by “a whole load of new technology”
  • Gardaí issued a renewed appeal for Konrad Misiak, who went missing from Dublin four years ago today
  • Two women were airlifted off Croagh Patrick by helicopter after sustaining leg injuries in separate incidents.
  • A mediator’s suggestion ended a long-running row about the Tory Island ferry
  • Last night’s €5.6-million Lotto ticket was sold in Crosshaven in Co Cork.


SPAIN-POLITICS-CATALONIA-DEMO Protesters scuffle with riot police blocking the road leading to the central government offices at a demonstration in Barcelona. Source: AFP/Getty Images

#DANISH BORDER: Thousands took part in a demonstration in Barcelona after German police arrested Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont.

#FRANCE: Mourners in Trèbes held a mass this morning to pay tribute to the victims of Friday’s deadly Islamist attack - including policeman Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, who was hailed a hero for offering himself in place of a hostage.

#FEELING SORRY: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in British and US newspapers to apologise for the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal.

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Corporal Pat O’Meara of the Irish Air Corps took this stunning shot of Clew Bay while on a marine security patrol. So blue.

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