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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A massive earthquake in Ecuador, two bodies recovered in Galway – and Bertie weighs in on Brexit.

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


martin1 Source: Garda Press

  • Two bodies were recovered in Galway following weeks of searches 
  • A man was arrested over Friday night’s murder of a taxi driver in Belfast 
  • A campaign to raise funds for the funeral of shooting victim Martin O’Rourke (above) raised thousands of euro
  • It emerged an Irishman has been detained in Iraq
  • It was a relatively quiet day on the government talks front
  • Micheál Martin took a major pop at Sinn Féin over their 1916 events 
  • Bertie Ahern weighed in to the Brexit debate
  • Presenter Vogue Williams said she planned to take drugs for a new RTÉ show 

Vatican New Priests Eleven new priests lay on the ground during a ceremony in which Pope Francis ordained them, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Source: Associated Press

#DISASTER: At least 233 people have died in an earthquake in Ecuador

#CRITICISM: There was outrage over a joke about a murdered rape victim made by the leading candidate in the Philippines presidential election

#US ELECTION: Ted Cruz picked up another 14 delegates in the GOP primary battle



We can’t stop looking at this clip of a seagull picking a fight with himself…

Source: David Gammon/YouTube

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