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Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

The Bray Air Display, Bertie Ahern and a bomb attack in Lurgan had people talking today.

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


photo The Patrouille Suisse performing at the Bray Air Display earlier today Source: Mia McCarthy

  • There was a marriage proposal at the Bray Air Display earlier today. 
  • Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said that he cannot take any responsibility for the failings of the Central Bank or the Financial Regulator as it wasn’t part of his remit. 
  • Minister Kathleen Lynch has said that a 50% compliance rate is needed for Irish Water to be viable. 
  • A cinema has apologised to the family of a boy with diabetes who they prevented from entering a screening with his own water. 
  • Gardaí have issued an appeal to see if anyone has had any flowers go missing (yes, flowers). 
  • We have found out how many people were born, died and got marred in Ireland last year. 
  • It is thought that an improvised explosive device detonated in Lurgan was aimed at killing members of the PSNI. 
  • A call has been put our for extras to appear on stage in an opera as part of the Wexford Festival Opera. 


Pakistan Eid al Fitr Traditional wrestling known as 'Malakhra' being carried out in Pakistan as part of the the Eid celebrations marking the end of Ramadan Source: Farid Khan/AP/Press Association Images

#UNITED STATES: A dead body has been found in the swimming pool at the home of actress Demi Moore. 

#NORTH KOREA: The country has today been holding its local elections. The result are not difficult to predict.

#SOUTH AFRICA: Surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark during the broadcast final of a surfing competition. 


  • Here are twelve discoveries that scientists are on the verge of making that could change the world. 


While there has been much criticism of The Sun’s coverage of the British Queen seen performing a Nazi salute in the 1930s, it has sparked rising pressure for the royal family’s private archive to be opened up. [The Guardian]

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