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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The Citizens’ Assembly, concerns over transplant patients and Trump’s travel ban all had people talking today.

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

IRELAND

Merlin Classic and Vintage Cars Auction2 Issy O’Reilly, age 11 from Dublin, pictured at the Classic and Vintage Cars Auction held in Merlin Car Auctions, Co. Kildare. Source: ROBBIE REYNOLDS PHOTOGRAPHY

  • A TD called on the HSE to immediately clarify what contingency measures are in place for transporting transplant patients.
  • The chair of the Citizens’ Assembly reaffirmed its commitment to balance while discussing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution following criticism from the anti-abortion side of the debate.
  • Ian Bailey was indicted in France for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
  • Junior Minister Sean Canney said he would be swapping the role with his close ally Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran between now and August.

WORLD

France Election Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a conference in Lyon, France. Source: AP Photo/Michel Eule

#UNITED STATES: A US court denied the Justice Department’s request for an immediate reinstatement of Donald Trump’s travel ban.

#AFGHANISTAN: Over 100 people have died after series of avalanches in Afghanistan.

#TURKEY: Police detained over 400 suspected members of the Islamic State.

PARTING SHOT

In case you haven’t seen it – here’s the SNL sketch that has everyone talking:

Source: Saturday Night Live/YouTube

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