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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

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.

IRELAND

dog 628 A dog braves the high winds near Dollymount Strand in Dublin. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • Public health officials confirmed no new deaths and 384 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland this evening.
  • The number of doses to be administered in Ireland this week has been reduced 30,000 due to a precautionary pause in the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • Gardaí are now treating the inquiry into Tánaiste Leo Varadkar surrounding the leaking of a GP contract to a rival organisation as a criminal investigation.
  • Former editor of The Guardian Alan Rusbridger has stepped down from the Future of Media Commission after facing pressure to resign.
  • Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Co Mayo.
  • Two men have been charged after three members of An Garda Síochána were assaulted during an incident at a property in Co Donegal.
  • More than three-quarters of hospital consultants have shown signs of burnout, according to the results of new medical research. 
  • A Catholic bishop has said gatherings before and after funerals and burials are raising serious health concerns during the pandemic. 
  • A man has been charged following the seizure of €70,000 worth of suspected cocaine in Galway.

THE WORLD

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 #MYANMAR The junta in Myanmar has imposed martial law in two townships after one of the deadliest days of protests since the coup at the start of February.

#USA Demonstrators have again demanded justice and police reforms on the first anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police during a raid of her apartment.

#INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Kosovo has opened an embassy in Jerusalem – a disputed site in the conflict between Israel and Palestine – in exchange for Israel recognising Kosovo’s independence from Serbia.

#BOLIVIA Prosecutors are seeking six months of pre-trial detention for former Bolivian president Jeanine Anez, who was arrested yesterday.

PARTING SHOT

The 63rd annual Grammy awards are taking place tonight in its first virtual ceremony.

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Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch are among the most-nominated artists up for awards.

The ceremony starts at midnight Irish time and is being hosted by Trevor Noah.

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