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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 27 May, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Easter Sunday

Bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, 1916 commemorations and ATMs made headlines today.

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


1916 anniversary 939_90569405 Cpt Paul Conlin reading out the 1916 proclamation of the Irish Republic. Source: Sam Boal/

  • Commemorations marking the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising took place at the GPO. 
  • Sport Ireland Chairman Kieran Mulvey claimed the “continual drip feed” of reports about the Football Association of Ireland is hindering efforts to reform the organisation.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said no extra security detail has been added after a series of protests at his home in recent weeks. 
  • There are 10 maternity units providing abortion services out of a total of 19 units across the country, over three months after Ireland’s abortion laws have been legalised.
  • Met Éireann has forecast that the warm weather is set to continue over the course of the next few days.
  • Two ATMs were recovered by gardaí on the Monaghan-Meath border today following the theft of two cash machines from Kells, Co Meath on Friday morning.
  • Tributes have been paid to Carmel Collins, the mother of innocent gangland murder victim Roy Collins, following her death today.


Ilkley Moor fires Firefighters tackle a large fire which is continuing to burn on Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#SRI LANKA: A series of devastating bomb blasts have struck a number of hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka, killing over 200 people. 

#LONDON: Over 800 people have been arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion climate change protests in London. 

#UKRAINE: A TV comedian has won a landslide victory in the second round of voting in Ukraine’s presidential election.


It’s three years today since legendary musician Prince died aged 57.

So – for the sunny day that’s in it – here’s his classic hit Raspberry Beret.

Source: Prince/YouTube

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