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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.

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


4981 Cork Lapps Quay in Cork City. Cork City Council has 103 buildings on a 'dangerous structures' list

  • The Journal revealed that Cork City has 103 active complaints about dangerous buildings and structures listed by the local council in its register.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney confirmed that two more Irish citizens have been evacuated from Afghanistan.
  • RTÉ unveiled its autumn documentary line-up, with programmes on mother and baby homes and Ireland’s boom and bust among the offerings.
  • A global project sponsored by NUI Galway found that critically ill Covid-19 patients are less likely to die or to require invasive ventilation if lying on their stomachs while receiving oxygen.
  • A further 1,688 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Ireland
  • Met Éireann said that the good weather would return for next week.


featureimage A US airman comforts an infant during an evacuation. Source: Sgt Isaiah Campbell/US Marine Corps/AP

#AFGHANISTAN: The US ordered the use of 18 commercial planes to assist with the evacuation of American citizens and refugees.

#NEW ZEALAND: The Kiwi Covid-19 Response Minister conceded that the country’s zero-Covid strategy may no longer be viable, as the country’s first outbreak of the virus in six months worsened.

#HENRI: A hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm ahead of hitting the US east coast, but New York’s Governer Andrew Cuomo said residents are “not out of harm’s way” yet.

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