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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

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

IRELAND

Lisa Smith 092 The TK1975 Turkish Airlines flight carrying Lisa Smith which landed at Dublin Airport earlier today Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

  • Lisa Smith has been arrested by gardaí this morning after arriving back in Ireland.
  • A man has been arrested after a man died following an alleged assault at a house in Co Galway this morning. 
  • A man in his 20s has been injured after a shooting incident in Dublin this morning. 
  • Gardaí have issued appeal to trace the whereabouts of a 13-year-old girl who has been missing from Dublin since yesterday morning. 
  • Changes to monthly and annual travel fares take effect today.
  • Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel and Emly has renewed an appeal for the decapitated head of a statue damaged in June this year. 
  • Yesterday’s by-election results showed the government is “out of touch”, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said. 

INTERNATIONAL

incident-on-london-bridge Floral tributes for victims of the terrorist attack, including Jack Merritt, left on London Bridge in central London Source: Yui Mok via PA Images

#LONDON BRIDGE: The two people who died during a knife attack by convicted terrorist Usman Khan on London Bridge on Friday have been named by police.

#EUROPEAN COMMISSION: The EU’s new leadership has taken office today, one month later than planned.

#MEXICO: At least 14 people have been killed in a gun battle in Mexico.

PARTING SHOT

In recent weeks, TheJournal.ie released a six-part podcast about the 1981 Stardust fire in Artane, Dublin, which killed 48 people. 

These episodes are available to listen to here

This weekend, TheJournal.ie has published a behind-the-scenes look the Stardust podcast. 

Click below to read presenter Sean Murray’s account of the months of work that went into its creation:

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