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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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

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

IRELAND

1366 Sunny Day Pictured is a couple of people across from the Poolbeg power station's chimneys, Dublin on a glorious sunny day as the weather continues to be very hot. Source: Sasko Lazarov

  • The decision by the Beacon Hospital to provide vaccines to teachers at a school in Bray was incorrect, but was made in good faith, a report commissioned by the board of the facility has found.
  • Health officials have confirmed 1,071 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. 
  • A 5000-year-old Neolithic tomb in Co Sligo has been significantly damaged during an illegal excavation.
  • Almost 200 HPV-positive smear samples from May and April carried out by CervicalCheck will have to be re-tested after the samples expired before further examination could be carried out. 
  • The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 in Ireland has risen to 101, breaking the three-digit milestone for the first time since May.
  • The government advice against non-essential travel abroad is no longer in force. Here’s everything you need to know about the return of international travel. 

THE WORLD

coronavirus-mon-jul-19-2021 Police and anti-vaccination protesters clash during a demonstration in Parliament Square, London, after the final legal restrictions were lifted in England. Source: PA

#FLOODS: German officials defended their preparations for flooding in the face of the raging torrents that have left over 165 people dead.

#FREEDOM DAY: British police responded to an anti-lockdown protest in Westminster, London, which saw demonstrators block a road and force traffic to a standstill on so-called “freedom day”.

#SPAIN: Police in Spain’s city of Marbella said a car rammed into a pedestrian area filled with outdoor cafes and restaurants, and several people have been injured, some of them seriously.

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PARTING SHOT

1184 Dublin Airport Source: RollingNews.ie

Mabel Rush, Rachel Quinn, Alex O Dwyer, Sophie Gibbons and Eithne Cunney all wearing face masks and holding their Covid Vaccine certs in Dublin Airport so they can travel to Crete. 

From Monday 19th July 2021, new rules and advice on international travel will come into effect in Ireland and it will be possible to travel internationally.

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