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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A large fire in Cork, a heroin seizure by gardaí and Brexit drama had everyone talking today.

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

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IRELAND

  • A large fire that damaged more than 60 cars in a Cork shopping centre was brought under control.
  • Gardaí arrested three men and seized €1 million worth of heroin after searches in Dublin and Meath.
  • An appeal was made for a missing 13-year-old girl in Dublin.
  • A bishop in Louth warned the cycle of gangland violence in the county will lead to further tragedy.
  • Dublin City Council has entered a new five-year clamping contract worth €36.67 million.
  • Dart passengers have reported a number of incidents involving assaults, sexual harassment and racist abuse on board services since the middle of last year. 
  • A dramatic All-Ireland football final ended with Dublin and Kerry heading to a replay

hong-kong-protests A protester shields himself as he faces police in Hong Kong late last night. Source: AP/PA Images

WORLD

#HONG KONG: Activists blocked routes to the airport after violent clashes with police overnight. 

#BAHAMAS: Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a Category 5 storm.

#TEXAS: The death toll in a mass shooting last night rose to seven, with more than 21 people injured. 

#BREXIT: Michael Gove has refused to rule out ignoring a law to stop a no-deal Brexit if MPs succeed in passing it next week. 

#YEMEN: More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in an airstrike. 

PARTING SHOT 

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka shared this poignant moment with her teenage opponent after a win at Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

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