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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


The Ark celebrates 25 years with support from BDO-2 A child at the Ark Children's Cultural Centre in Dublin today. Source: Naoise Culhane

  • Two new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus were confirmed in Ireland this evening, both through community transmission. 
  • CEO of the HSE Paul Reid said he “can’t dispute” figures that suggest 1.9 million people in Ireland could contract Covid-19. 
  • A woman was killed and four people were injured in a two-car collision in Co Kerry. 
  • Two men were arrested following an aggravated burglary in Leopardstown which left several people injured. 
  • Gardaí in Westport are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in Westport Quay this morning. 
  • Cork University Hospital has said it will be reducing and rescheduling outpatient appointments over the next three days amid Covid-19 concerns. 
  • Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a teenager was seriously injured in an incident on O’Connell Street yesterday afternoon. 
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens not to travel to the Italian region of Lombardy and other areas place in isolation. 
  • Fianna Fáil TDs have suggested forming a temporary all-party “national government” to tackle the threat of Covid-19. 
  • A pony became lost at sea this afternoon and is feared drowned after it bolted from a beach in Co Clare.  


spain-international-womens-day A woman dancing during a march on International Women's Day in Spain today. Source: Paul White

#COVID-19: The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has jumped to 273.

#CORONAVIRUS: Italy now has the second most Covid-19 deaths and cases in any country worldwide. 

#FLOODING: Boris Johnson sought to explain his decision not to visit flood-hit communities during the height of this year’s flooding. 


Today is International Women’s Day. Women across the globe have been taking part in protests and events to mark the occasion. 

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china-hubei-wuhan-medical-worker-womens-day-celebration-cn Medical workers in Beijing receiving flowers today. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

belarus-minsk-run-game-womens-day People taking part in a run to celebrate International Women's Day in Minsk. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

international-womens-day 31 women formed a topless protest chain in London today. Source: Jonathan Brady

international-womens-day Protester during a march today in London. Source: Jonathan Brady

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