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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.

IRELAND

GUINNESS_CORK_JAZZ_DAY_3_IMG_1288 The Guiness Cork Jazz Festival Source: Rich Gilligan

  • Public health officials confirmed 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Anti-lockdown groups are spreading false information that vaccines aren’t working – but the data undermines their claims.
  • Bars and pubs hosting music performances will not need to issue tickets as long as patrons are seated under the new requirements for the nighlife industry.
  • INMO is concerned that the Covid-19 infection rate among healthcare workers is moving in the “wrong direction”.
  • Gardaí arrested a man and seized €304,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine during a raid in Co Wexford. 
  • A woman in her 70s died yesterday evening following a house fire in north Cork city.
  • Ireland has big targets for wind energy – but getting there won’t be a breeze.
  • Gardaí renewed an appeal for assistance to identify human remains discovered on a beach in Co Wexford in 1995.

THE WORLD

freighter-wybelsum-unloading-freight-containers-in-the-port-of-belfast-belfast-harbour-northern-ireland-uk-europe Source: Alamy Stock Photo

#EUROPE The UK and EU are “still far apart” on major questions with the Northern Ireland Protocol as talks are set to continue between the two sides in London. 

#MIGRATION Pope Francis has urged governments to stop returning migrants to detention centres in Libya.

#CHINA A new plan shows China’s aims to reduce fossil fuel use to under 20% by 2060, but the country has been criticised for continuing to open new coal power plants.

#ECUADOR Olympic sprinter Alex Quinonez has been shot dead in his home country amid a surge in violence.

PARTING SHOT

Around 500 swimmers dove into the River Liffey in Dublin city centre yesterday for the annual Liffey Swim.

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Donning yellow swim caps, the swimmers raced upstream for 1.65km, with the winners completing the race in between 25 and 28 minutes. 

54 Liffey Swim Source: Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

97 Liffey Swim Source: Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

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