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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

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.


8185 Andy Warhol Exhibition Pop-art exhibition at Gormleys Dublin, Frederick St. South. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

  • Public health officials confirmed 483 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The government is bracing for the potential release of data obtained through the cyber attack on the HSE.
  • Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to a new opinion poll.
  • Pubs are pushing the government to commit to reopening indoor hospitality by the start of July.
  • The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 88% effective against the Covid-19 variant first identified in India, a study found.
  • The government is failing to fully support children of clergy who are seeking information about their birth fathers, an advocacy group said.
  • A man was charged after the seizure of a large amount of cannabis in Castleplunket, Roscommon.
  • Incoming DUP Edwin Poots claimed the Northern Ireland Protocol is “undeliverable”.
  • The weather looks set to take a warmer turn with highest temperatures in double digits throughout the week.


2.59964599 Raman Pratasevich, who had fled Belarus for Poland, faces charges that could carry a prison sentence of up to 15 years. Source: PA

#BELARUS An exiled opposition activist was detained in Minsk after his Ryanair flight was diverted from Lithuania to Belarus, sparking criticism across the EU.

#ITALY At least 13 people have died and two children were injured when a cable car crashed on a mountain in northern Italy today.

#UNITED NATIONS The UN Security Council has called for “full adherence to the ceasefire” between Israel and Palestine in the Gaza Strip.

#LA A renovation is getting rid of a popular glass slide on the outside of a skyscraper in Los Angeles.


Remember Yu Ming is Ainm Dom?

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The charming 2003 Irish language short film followed a young man, played by Diyu Wu, who moved to Ireland from China after learning Irish, only to find that no one could understand him.

Diyu Wu – now a laywer and entrepreneur – is no longer acting, but he’s still speaking Irish (and has a growing fanbase on TikTok). Read his interview with The Journal here.

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