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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Yet another vote in the House of Commons, a rare painting sells for €24 million, and a TD’s car is set on fire. It’s The Fix.

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


file-photo-sinn-fein-justice-spokesperson-martin-kenny-tds-car-was-burned-out-at-his-home-in-co-leitrim-in-the-early-hours-of-this-morning-end Sinn Féin's justice spokesperson was the victim of a suspected arson attack at his home.

  • The car of a Sinn Féin TD was allegedly set on fire outside his home in Leitrim in the early hours of this morning.  
  • A second man has been arrested in relation to the armed robbery of a pedestrian in Dublin last week. 
  • Gardaí are appealing for the public’s help in locating a missing 17-year-old from Galway. 
  • An expensive move to open a store in New York City led to the collapse of the Orla Kiely retail fashion empire, according to administrators of Ms Kiely’s fashion clothing business.
  • People have been advised to avoid swimming and boating in the Royal Canal in north Dublin following an outbreak of a rat-borne disease.
  • A garda station in county Monaghan has been extensively damaged in a fire.


brexit Johnson tabled a general election proposal in the House of Commons this evening. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#DEFEATED British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost a motion before the House of Commons to hold a general election on 12 December.

#BROTHELS An organised crime gang which made millions from operating illegal brothels in London has been sentenced to eight years in prison term. 

#ISIS Officials have warned the Islamic State still poses a threat following the death of the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by the US military.

Parting Shot

It was a painting hanging on the walls of a house in France for years but when the owner of that house brought it to be valued, she received a welcome surprise.

The painting was, in fact, a rare work of art from Italian painter Cimabue. When it was listed for auction it was valued at no more than €6 million. Today it sold for €24 million. 

The full story is here.

france-art-auction Source: AP/PA Images

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