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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your Sunday news round up.

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


GARDA CHECKPOINT KILDARE 758A0301 A garda checkpoint on the Kilcullen Road in Co Kildare. Eamonn Farrell Eamonn Farrell

  • There were a further 68 confirmed cases of coronavirus today, with no new deaths
  • The HSE said it’s working with Google to fix a problem with the Irish government’s Covid Tracker app that leads to Android phone’s batteries being drained quickly
  • The Department of Health is preparing options to restrict non-essential travel from countries outside of the EU and UK with high rates of Covid-19
  • Two of the four meat factories in Kildare where clusters have been identified have responded after questions were raised about whether they would reopen
  • Gardaí in Dublin are investigating the body of a 50-year-old man was found at his home in Drumcondra
  • Tributes have been paid to the former Labour Party Secretary General, TD, MEP and founder of the IIEA Brendan Halligan, who died aged 84. 


lebanon-explosion Demonstrators in Beirut march to honour the victims of the deadly port explosion. Felipe Dana via PA Images Felipe Dana via PA Images

#BEIRUT: Countries have pledged to donate over €250 million to help Lebanon deal with the aftermath of the deadly Beirut port blast, saying assistance will be “directly delivered to the Lebanese population”.

#POLITICAL UNREST: Belarus braces for protests after incumbent leader Alexander Lukashenko appeared to win a heated presidential election.

#MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN: The US has registered over 5 million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University’s real-time tally has shown, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease.

#EXEMPLARY: New Zealand marked 100 days with no recorded cases of Covid-19 in the community.


After a day of quite a bit of grim news, here’s a beautiful snippet from a brother and sister duet of this year’s Fleadh Cheoil to soothe your soul. 

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