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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Weddings to double to 100, vaccines for children and Olympics latest.

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

IRELAND

coronavirus-tue-jul-27-2021 Brides-to-be Ali O'Mara and Orla O'Hundhaigh outside Government Buildings today. Source: PA Images

WORLD

tokyo2020japan-tokyo-oly-artistic-gymnastics-womens-qualification US gymnastic superstar Simone Biles. Source: PA Images

#OLYMPICS: US gymnastics superstar Simon Biles said “mental health” concerns led to her withdrawal from the women’s team final at the Tokyo Olympics. Her team ended up with a silver medal behind the Russian team. 

#COLOGNE: An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany has killed at least two people.

#ROME: A trial has opened in Vatican City of 10 defendants, including a once-powerful cardinal, in a case based on a widespread probe into the allegedly criminal management of the Holy See’s portfolio of assets. 

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PARTING SHOT

A new humpback whale has been sighted for the first time in Irish waters.

The whale, nicknamed ‘Orion’, was spotted approximately 60 kilometres north-northwest of Malin Head in Co Donegal.

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