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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

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.




embedded260938400 The centre of Spa in Belgium Source: Valentin Bianchi/AP

#GERMANY: Over 40 are dead and dozens missing after flooding from storms ravage Europe.

#NETHERLANDS: Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries has died after he was shot earlier this month.

#AUSTRALIA: Melbourne and the surrounding Victoria state have been ordered into lockdown in attempts to curb a Covid outbreak.


We leave you with a short film by Cathal Sheahen, directed by Brian O’Riordan, about lockdown, loss and sea swimming.

Sheahan first wrote the screenplay after he lost his wedding ring swimming in Seapoint, Dublin.

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“I also wanted to make a film that was an ode to Seapoint after all the joy and therapy it provided for people throughout the various lockdowns,” he said.


Source: Cathal Sheahan/Vimeo

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