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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A shooting at a tourist attraction in Jordan, a man is arrested over an attack on a Sinn Féin politician – and your Christmas week forecast.

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


Peace Statue Christmas jumpers This peace statue in Derry is looking very seasonal. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

  • Volunteers at Apollo House said they had been ‘overwhelmed’ by support for the homelessness project
  • Thirteen puppies were seized at Dublin Port yesterday, it emerged
  • A man was arrested over an attack on Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly 
  • Staying in the North, Jonathan Bell MLA was suspended by the DUP amid an ongoing political controversy
  • An appeal was issued for help tracing a man missing from Leitrim
  • Ireland was named as ‘best destination in Europe’ by the US travel ‘bible’
  • And Fine Gael’s Chief Whip Regina Doherty sat down for TheJournal.ie’s Sunday Interview


Glow Wild festival People walk past the mansion house during Glow Wild, a winter lantern festival at Wakehurst in Sussex. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#JORDAN: A Canadian woman and local police officers were among the victims, in an attack at a tourist attraction in Jordan

#US ELECTION: Electors in the US Electoral College were preparing to select Donald Trump as the next President. Here’s how the whole thing works.

#RIP: And Dr Henry Heimlich, the man who gave his name to the famous technique that saved the lives of countless choking victims, died aged 96.


Don’t forget kids, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be double-checking that famous list of his over the next few days…

No, we still have no idea why the South Korean statesman chose to sing this personalised Christmas song. But that’s no reason not to post the video in our nightly news fix at least once a year. All together now.

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