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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 19 October, 2019
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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The planet was watching as France beat Croatia in Moscow. Here at home, it rained at last.

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

IRELAND

RAIN RETURNS II2A7896_90549576 (1) It rained today - at last... Source: Eamonn Farrell

  • A man was detained following the death of a 74-year-old man found injured at a house near Clondalkin
  • After one of the longest dry spells in decades, there was widespread rain  in most areas today
  • The rain helped dampen a fire that has been burning on Bray Head in Wicklow for days
  • A Fine Gael senator suggested we bring in drunk tanks in order to ease pressure on hospital emergency departments
  • Aer Lingus could be facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands
  • Ticketmaster said it had no plans to introduce a practice of pricing tickets for Irish customers based on demand
  • Dragon’s Den star Gavin Duffy will seek to contest the presidential election, The Sunday Times reported

WORLD  

oconn O'Connell Street in Dublin this evening as French and Croatian fans gather. Source: Peter Bodkin

#HERE AT LAST Passengers who were hospitalised after a Ryanair plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Germany have finally arrived at their destination in the Croatian city of Zadar

#SUE THEM British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that US President Donald Trump told her to “sue the EU” instead of negotiating

#IT’S OVER There was also the small matter of the World Cup Final. France emerged triumphant, beating Croatia 4-2

PARTING SHOT 

Was this really a diplomatic power move by Putin?

The Russian leader was shielded from the rain by a very large umbrella during the World Cup presentation ceremony in Moscow, while beside him Macron was soaked to the skin.

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