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Evening wrap

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your evening round-up of today’s headlines.

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


james-joyce-lookalike-john-shevlin-attends-the-bloomsday-breakfast-at-belvedere-college-in-dublin-bloomsday-is-a-celebration-of-the-life-of-irish-writer-james-joyce-observed-annually-worldwide-on-ju James Joyce lookalike John Shevlin attends the Bloomsday Breakfast at Belvedere College in Dublin. Bloomsday is a celebration of James Joyce, observed annually worldwide on June 16, the day his 1922 novel Ulysses takes place in 1904. Alamy Stock Photo / Brian Lawless Alamy Stock Photo / Brian Lawless / Brian Lawless

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#GAZA A rare day of relative calm was found in Gaza after a “tactical pause” by Israel.

#GERMANY A man wielding a pickaxe was shot by police in Hamburg hours before the city hosted a Euro 2024 match.

#PEACE SUMMIT A total of 80 countries jointly called for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not sign up.

#FRANCE France football team captain Kylian Mbappe warned that French politics faces a “crucial moment” with “extremists very close to power”..


We’ll end the week the way it began.

Fianna Fáil won the highest number of council seats in the local elections, prompting a question in some quarters: is the party back?

Our Political Editor Christina Finn weighs up the evidence here.

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