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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Taoiseach addresses COP26, the highest Covid cases since January reported, and a global deforestation pledge.

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


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  • Ireland “accepts” the obligation for richer countries to support nations most acutely impacted by climate change, the Taoiseach said in his address at COP26
  • A protest in support of pay for student nurses gathered outside Leinster House
  • There were 3,726 new Covid cases today – the highest daily figure since January
  • Proposed legislation that would cap rent increases to a maximum of 2% will be brought to Cabinet this week
  • The Taoiseach said Ireland’s cattle population should “remain stable” after Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue said that cattle could be slaughtered earlier in their lifespan to help reduce methane emissions
  • Revenue’s Local Property Tax helpline will now run from 8am-8pm tomorrow and Thursday, in order to facilitate calls in the run-up to the deadline this Sunday.


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#THE PLANET’S LUNGS: World leaders have issued a multibillion-dollar pledge to end deforestation by 2030, a promise met with scepticism by environmental groups who say more urgent action is needed to save the planet’s lungs.

#AFGHANISTAN: At least 19 people were killed and 50 others injured in an attack on a military hospital in Kabul, the latest assault to rock Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power.

#NZ: New Zealand’s Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has announced that parts of the country will go into a level three lockdown from today.

#LONDON: Two Met police officers have pleaded guilty to sharing photos of the bodies of two murdered sisters on WhatsApp.

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