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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Cork floods, Manchester row, eviction ban – here’s a round-up of what happened today.

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

IRELAND

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  • Serious flooding hit parts of Cork city centre, with many businesses and shops left under a metre of water 
  • Cabinet agreed to give Gardaí new powers that will allow them to issue fines to the occupier of a house where a house party or gathering is taking place
  • Cabinet has also agreed to change the guidance relating to Level 5 – now 25 mourners are allowed at funerals
  • A memo will be brought to Cabinet today to ban evictions during Level 5
  • The CSO said it alerted An Garda Síochána and the National Archive to the publication of an extract from the 1926 Census on social media
  • What exactly has the World Health Organization said about lockdowns?
  • Thirteen deaths and 1,269 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Ireland.

WORLD

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#MANCHESTER: Confusion remains after talks between the UK government and Manchester politicians collapsed over financial support to implement strict Covid-19 measures in the Greater Manchester area for 28 days.

#GOOGLE IT: The US government issued legal proceedings against Google, accusing the company of maintaining an “illegal monopoly” in online search and advertising.

#PETER MADSEN: The Danish man sentenced to life in jail for murdering journalist Kim Wall aboard his submarine was arrested after he attempted to escape prison.

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#BRIDGES: US actor Jeff Bridges wasdiagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the body’s infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes.

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