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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A terrorist attack in London, a surprising opinion poll – and a palindrome day.

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

IRELAND

GALWAY 2020 - TURF JOB-2 Creative Director and Marilyn Gaughan-Reddan, Head of Programme for Galway 2020 on site as turf arrives to The Claddagh, the venue of the opening ceremony. Source: DECLAN COLOHAN

  • Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are neck-and-neck, according to a new opinion poll
  • The HSE said this evening that there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland, as a suspected case was circulated online
  • Two men appeared in court charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Cork city, after which a man was placed in an induced coma
  • Ireland recorded the highest increase in cyclist fatality rates among all EU member states in the past decade.
  • A garda was injured after a number of protesters clashed during a rally against hate speech legislation in Dublin
  • We asked each political party for their positions on insurance ahead of the general election - here’s what they said.

WORLD

streatham-shooting Source: Victoria Jones

#LONDON ATTACK: A man has been shot dead by police, two people were stabbed and a third person was injured after an Islamist-related terror attack in London.

#CORONAVIRUS: A man in the Philippines has become the first person outside China to die from the outbreak, while the overall death toll has risen above 300

#BREXIT: Boris Johnson is expected to tell the EU he is prepared to accept border checks in a no-deal like scenario as tensions ratcheted up between the sparring sides. 

#BACKLASH: Clarence House defended Prince Charles after it was revealed that he flew more than 100 miles in a private helicopter to make a speech about lowering aircraft emissions

PARTING SHOT

Irish people have been sharing this Instagram post from Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election.

But it’s not Bernie that’s getting the attention – it’s his young grandson, who’s wearing a Republic of Ireland soccer jersey. 

His wife Jane O’Meara Sanders, who we interviewed in 2018, has Irish roots.

Bernie Sanders Source: Instagram

As another aside, today’s date is 02022020 – an so, has been nicknamed ‘Palindrome Day’.

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