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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Catalonia’s illegal independence referendum had people talking today.

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

IRELAND

British Masters - Day Four - Close House Golf Club Ireland's Paul Dunne celebrates after chipping into the 18th and winning the tournament during day four of the British Masters. Source: Richard Sellers via PA Images

  • Broadcaster and journalist Ivan Yates is taking a High Court action against AIB
  • House prices across the country are rising by more than €50 a day according to the latest report from Daft.ie
  • A helmet and lifejacket are being examined to determine whether they could have belonged to two of the missing crewmembers of Rescue 116
  • Quite a few international news outlets covered yesterday’s March for Choicehere’s what they said about it
  • A priests’ representative group asked a bishop to withdraw his controversial comments on the HPV vaccine
  • A number of people were caught speeding and driving dangerously this weekend
  • A former Cork prison has one a major European travel award
  • Sinn Féin called on the Irish government to condemn police violence in Catalonia during an illegal vote for independence.

WORLD

Catalonia Independence Referendum Source: Jordi Boixareu via PA Images

#CATALONIA: Police fired rubber bullets and dragged voters from ballot boxes as an illegal vote for independence was held in the Spanish region of Catalonia.

#FRANCE: An attacker stabbed two women to death at a Marseille train station before being shot by soldiers. It’s not yet clear if the incident is being treated as a terror attack.

#THE JUICE: Disgraced American football star OJ Simpson was released from jail on parole after nine years behind bars for armed robbery.

PARTING SHOT

In solidarity with the Catalan voters who were injured in clashes with police, FC Barcelona played their match against Las Palmas to an empty stadium, as supporters waited outside.

Spain Soccer La Liga An empty stadium for the Spanish La Liga soccer match. Source: Manu Fernandez

Spain Soccer La Liga Barcelona's Lionel Messi passes Las Palmas goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola. Source: Manu Fernandez via PA Images

Spain Soccer La Liga Supporters wait outside the the Camp Nou stadium. Source: Manu Fernandez via PA Images

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