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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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

IRELAND

NO FEE042 IPUT Real Estate Wilton Park Screen Artist John Beattie, Arts Officer with Dublin City Council, Sheena Barrett and Artist, Roman Hill at the launch of Living Canvas, a new public art initiative by IPUT Real Estate offering a digital platform to showcase artists' work. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

  • The bodies of an elderly man and woman were discovered at a house in Kerry.
  • Public health officials confirmed 3,805 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The Taoiseach said he is “extremely concerned” by the rise in cases.
  • The HSE has moved to reassure close contacts of Covid-19 cases in schools after reports of an option to provide them was disappearing from the health service’s contact tracing portal.
  • A report submitted to the government has recommended ending the importation of peat.
  • Gardaí appealed for witnesses in connection with the assault of a man outside a hospital in Kerry last weekend. 

INTERNATIONAL

poland border Migrants at the Polish border Source: Alamy Stock Photo

#CLIMATE: Experts said much more is needed from the world’s governments following the conclusion of the COP26 climate conference.  

#POLAND: Dozens of migrants were detained after crossing into Poland from Belarus.

#BLAST: One person died and another injured after an explosion at a hospital in Liverpool.

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PARTING SHOT 

Looking for a good read to finish out the day? Here’s one from our Sitdown Sunday collection, where Atlas Obscura recounted a daring heist and resulting scandal around the theft of the crown jewels from Dublin Castle in the early 1900s.  

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