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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 18 August, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Young girl dies in tragic accident in Drogheda, US lifts World Cup and Greece votes out government.

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


Annual Ring of Kerry Cycle18 US Paralympic athlete Chris Slavin with service dog Earle getting ready to cycle the Ring of Kerry. Source: Valerie O’Sullivan


France US Netherlands WWCup Soccer United States' Megan Rapinoe lifts the World Cup aloft in Lyon, France. Source: Francisco Seco/PA Images

#BACK TO BACK: The United States retained the women’s World Cup as a Megan Rapinoe penalty and a superb Rose Lavelle strike gave the holders a 2-0 victory over a battling Netherlands side in Lyon.

#GREECE: Greece’s conservative New Democracy party has defeated leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza party in today’s general election.

#NEW YORK: Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested on new sex-trafficking charges in New York, US media has reported

#SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP: The UK’s ambassador the US has described President Donald Trump and his administration as “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional,” according to leaked memos published by the Mail on Sunday.


There was a rare example of praise from across the Dáil today as Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan praised Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty for a widely-shared clip that saw the Donegal TD dismantle insurance bosses who were appearing before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.  

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