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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

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.


COVENEY FG DAY TWO 1L2A4827 Tanaiste Leo Varadkar looks on as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence Simon Coveney, comes under pressure from the media over the Katherine Zappone-gate affair, at the final press conference on the final day of the Fine Gael Think-In, at the Trim Castle Hotel in County Meath. Source: RollingNews.ie

  • A strike by school secretaries and caretakers planned for tomorrow was called off after “significant concessions” by the Department of Education.
  • Apple released an emergency software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other devices without any user action.
  • One in five people in Ireland have distanced themselves from family or friends due to a disagreement about the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new poll.
  • Two teenage boys were treated for knife wounds in hospital last night after a stabbing incident in the East Wall area of Dublin city.
  • Health officials confirmed 1,181 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. As of 8am today, there were 309 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, including 60 in ICU.
  • Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said the reintroduction of Covid-19 measures “cannot be fully ruled out” in the future due to the uncertain nature of the virus.
  • Gardaí today exhumed the remains of Baby John whose body was discovered on a beach in Kerry in 1984.


national-trusts-heritage-open-days Assistant ranger Rupert Eris dressed in Home Guard uniform looks out from one of two restored WWII pillboxes in Sheringham Park, Norfolk, which are being opened to the public as part of the National Trust's Heritage Open Days. Source: PA


Today in Dún Laoghaire a statue of Roger Casement was lifted into place at the end of the new jetty at the Dún Laoghaire Baths project which is currently under construction.

The statue was commissioned by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and commemorates Casement who was born in Sandycove in 1864, became an early international human rights campaigner and who was executed for his part in the 1916 Rising. 

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