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Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The Sligo murder investigation, preparations for this week’s severe cold weather and continued air strikes in Syria…

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

jimmy Jimmy Loughlin, who died after an assault in Sligo town yesterday, was described today as a popular and well respected young man. Source: Facebook


  • A post-mortem examination was carried out on the body of a 20-year-old Jimmy Loughlin who is believed to have been the victim of a violent assault in Sligo.
  • Additional emergency beds have been opened up to accommodate rough sleepers during the cold snap over the next week.
  • Tributes were paid to a 14-year-old boy who died after sustaining an injury during a Gaelic football match.
  • Homes in Blanchardstown were evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious device.
  • A 13-year-old girl was left waiting 50 minutes for an ambulance after having a neurological attack.
  • A recruitment drive for 1,600 taxi drivers was launched.
  • Dealz has been ordered to shutter one of its Dublin stores.

Teachers Return To Stoneman Douglas High School School bus driver Pearlie Corker is hugged by school board member Dr Rosaline Osgood. The driver was the first to pull up to the school during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where teachers and school administrators returned today for the first time since the massacre. Source: Mike Stocker/PA


#SYRIA: Air raids continued in the town of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, despite a UN Security Council demand for a ceasefire.

#FRANCE: A 13-year-old boy died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps.

#JAPAN: An American man is being questioned in Osaka after a decapitated head was found in an apartment.


Hollywood star Ashley Judd has visited a Rohingya refugee camp where she met a number of women, some of whom had been raped or whose family members had been killed or died trying to escape persecution. Her video diary for Sky News can be found here.

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