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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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


cc-summer-sunday Julia Wisniewska (7) , Sabina Wisniewska (4), Amelia Operi-Kozlik (age 4) all from Dublin pictured enjoying ‘Summer Sunday’ on College Green and Dame Street, Dublin. Source: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

  • Gardaí appealed for witnesses after a man in his 20s died following a collision between a motorcycle and car in north county Dublin.
  • Gardaí appealed for witnesses after a man died in a two vehicle crash near Skibereen in Cork
  • Two men were charged as part of an investigation into the seizure of 120 kilogrammes of cocaine on Thursday.
  • An 18-year-old man was charged in relation to an alleged sexual assault on a young teenage girl in Co Antrim.
  • A man was arrested after the body of a man was found at an apartment in Drumcondra, Dublin yesterday.
  • Sinn Féin remains the most popular party in Ireland by wide margin, according to a new opinion poll.
  • Aware, a mental health charity, appealed for more volunteers for its support line as demand remains high post-lockdowns.
  • The Government confirmed that 3,000 Ukrainians who have been living in student accommodation will have to leave by the end of August.
  • Met Éireann advised that next week could see heatwave conditions, with temperatures possibly reaching the high 20s. 
  • A 58th minute goal saw Kilkenny defeat Cork in the All-Ireland camogie final.


turkiye-istanbul-ukraine-grain-ships A vessel in the second caravan of ships transporting grain from Ukraine arrives at the shore of Istanbul. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#TAIWAN: China’s largest ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan drew to a close following a controversial visit last week to the self-ruled island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

#CUBA: Firefighters fought a blaze in the city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing.

#UNITED STATES: US president Joe Biden came out of isolation, after testing negative for Covid-19 for a second day in a row, the first time he was able to leave the White House since 20 July.

#GAZA: Israel agreed to an Egyptian proposed truce with Palestinian militants in Gaza after three days of intense conflict.


Today is the 72nd birthday of retired American track and field runner David Wottle. At the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Wottle pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Olympics history in the 800m long distance run.

Wottle was last place, behind the pack at 400m. Watch what happened:

Source: Olympics/YouTube

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