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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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.


3983 Outdoor Dining A woman walks past Bar Rua in Dublin as the Government confirm indoor hospitality will return. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

  • The cabinet has signed off on a phased approach to reopening indoor hospitality in a “cautious but progressive manner”.
  • Public health officials have confirmed 600 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin brushed off leadership challenges when asked at a press conference today if he realistically sees himself as Tánaiste in 2022.
  • A teenage boy has been jailed for brandishing a knife outside a house party in Cork city where 20-year-old college student Cameron Blair was murdered has been jailed for two years.
  • Thousands of Orange Order members have taken to the streets across Northern Ireland to mark the main date in the Protestant loyal order parading season. 
  • Staff at Met Éireann were advised to say Ireland could expect more frequent hotter, drier summers as the impacts of climate change are felt here. 
  • There is significant evidence of inhuman and degrading treatment of women and children in Mother and Baby institutions a report compiled by academics.
  • A new interim payment for unemployed people linked to previous PRSI contributions will not be introduced until 2023.


fans-watching-italy-v-england-uefa-euro-2020-final Football fans in Piccadilly Circus, London, after Italy beat England on penalties to win the UEFA Euro 2020 Final. Source: PA

#BRITAIN The security breach at Wembley Stadium which saw fans without tickets get into the Euro 2020 final took police by surprise, Scotland Yard has said.

#AUSTRALIA Australia reported 112 new cases of Covid-19 in the state of New South Wales on Monday, the highest number in more than a year as the highly infectious Delta variant continues to spread across Sydney.

#CUBA The Caribbean island Government blamed a US “policy of economic suffocation” for unprecedented anti-government protests.

#SOUTH AFRICA Six people have been killed and 219 arrested amid escalating violence during rioting that broke out following the imprisonment of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma.

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In the Guardian article Jeanne Puchain tells how she was declared dead by a court – the difficulty was no one ever told the still living, breathing, woman.

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