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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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

IRELAND

mural 592 Jack Charlton mural at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • Health officials confirmed that there have been no new deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland and that 10 new cases have been diagnosed. 
  • The family of Ruth Morrissey have paid tribute to the CervicalCheck campaigner who has died at the age of 39.
  • Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said there is “no excuse” for falling asleep in the Dáil, after he was spotted napping in the Convention Centre this week.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that EU members states on the frontline of the pandemic should not be burdened with extra debt as leaders attempt to agree a rescue package
  • Insurance Ireland said that Government advice remains against all non-essential travel and that people planning to book a holiday should confirm they are covered by their insurer before doing so.
  • Fine Gael would receive 38% of first preference votes from the electorate if another general election was held now, according to a new opinion poll by the Irish Mail on Sunday.
  • A motorcyclist died and a second was been injured following a collision in Co Tipperary.

THE WORLD 

summer-weather-july-19th-2020 Colourful wildflowers next to Whitburn Windmill near Sunderland. Source: PA Images

#UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump refused to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote.

#HONG KONG: Coronavirus is spreading out of control in Hong Kong with a record 100 new cases confirmed, the financial hub’s leader said today as she tightened social distancing measures to tackle the sudden surge in infections.

#UNITED KINGDOM: Prime Minister Boris Johnson played down the prospect of a second coronavirus lockdown in the UK, saying he did not want to use it any more than Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent.

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PARTING SHOT

It’s 24 years ago today that the Spice Girls performed Wannabe on Top of the Pops.

24 years?! Get your act together we could be just fine….

 

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