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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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


3312 Dublin scenes A person walking past a window display on Grafton Street in Dublin today. Source: Rollingnews.ie

  • A further 1,013 Covid-19 cases and 94 deaths were confirmed in Ireland.
  • Over 70s will be given mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna “where practicable and timely” following recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee. 
  • A woman who was stabbed in the IFSC area in Dublin city on 20 January died from her injuries.
  • Cold air from eastern Europe is set to bring very cold weather into next week with falls of snow expected. 
  • Here’s why a row has broken out over checks between Britain and Northern Ireland. 
  • A man murdered in north Belfast was targeted in a “ruthless attack” as he sat in his car, police have said.
  • Hundreds of tenants across the country received warnings or eviction notices over rent arrears in the run-up to Christmas despite a nationwide eviction ban being in place.
  • UK police issued an appeal to trace family members of a Dublin man who was murdered in London in 1983. 
  • Deliveroo contacted gardaí to set up a meeting after several of its delivery cyclists were threatened, intimidated and assaulted in Dublin city centre over the weekend. 
  • A 16-year-old boy will face a circuit court trial accused of dangerous driving causing the death of delivery cyclist Thiago Ortes Cortes in Dublin.
  • The Health Minister said there will be no legal basis to tell people to self-isolate in their bedrooms but that “strong public health advice” will contain this message. 
  • An Irish teenager who admitted to harassing footballer Ian Wright escaped a criminal conviction.
  • Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, Irish animated film Woldwalkers and the popular TV series Normal People received nominations for Golden Globe awards. 
  • RTÉ announced a series of proposals to reduce costs including cuts to pay and a voluntary redundancy scheme. 


captain-sir-tom-moore-death Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds outside 10 Downing Street joining a nationwide clap in honour of Captain Tom Moore who died yesterday. Source: PA

#BREXIT: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that his government is considering invoking Article 16 of the Protocol to unilaterally stop Brexit related checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

#MYANMAR: Police in Myanmar charged deposed national leader Aung San Suu Kyi with having several illegally imported walkie-talkies in her home, members of her party said.

#EURO: Organisers of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest said that the event “will definitely take place” this May under three potential scenarios.

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