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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

More confirmed Covid-19 cases, Lisa Smith and Super Tuesday made the headlines today.

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


the-duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-visit-ireland-day-2 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Teagasc Research Farm to hear about the research being done to promote sustainable farming across Ireland. Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

  • Four new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Republic of Ireland, all in the west, brining the total number of confirmed cases here to six.
  • Two more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Northern Ireland, bringing the total number of cases there to three. 
  • The solicitor of alleged Islamic State-member Lisa Smith said the Irish woman is “anxious” to get her case underway in order to prove her innocence.
  • A woman charged with the murder of her three children at their home in Dublin was further remanded in custody pending a psychiatric evaluation. 
  • Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said his party is ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael.
  • A woman accused of the murder of Gareth Kelly following a fatal knife attack in a west Dublin suburb last week was “too unwell” to face court today.
  • Fewer houses will lose their front gardens and fewer trees will be felled under revised BusConnects plans for Dublin unveiled today by the National Transport Authority. 


coronavirus A woman at Green Park station on the London Underground tube network wearing a protective facemask. Source: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire/PA Images

#US: Joe Biden may have reclaimed front-runner status in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after notching up impressive Super Tuesday primary victories over Bernie Sanders.

#US: Billionaire Mike Bloomberg announced he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race.

#UK: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is “sticking by” Home Secretary Priti Patel as she faced further allegations about bullying behaviour.

#WORLDWIDE: The release date for James Bond film No Time To Die was postponed amid fears around Covid-19.


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