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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Cervical Check payments, Irish Ferry cancellations, and Theresa May wins Brexit vote – here’s the news of the day.

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

IRELAND

59 NO FEE Copper Face Jacks Musical The cast of Copper Face Jacks the Musical officially launch before it opens at the Olympia Theatre from 5 July. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

  • An ex-gratia payment of €2,000 will be paid to each woman involved in the CervicalCheck scandal and to the next of kin of the deceased
  • Irish Ferries cancelled 6,000 summer bookings due to a delay to its new ship, the WB Yeats
  • Gardaí in Kildare are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a woman
  • Gardaí are satisfied there was no threat to an aircraft that diverted to Shannon Airport because of a reported bomb note in the bathroom
  • A major new plan for Dublin’s bus system revealed that around 1,300 front gardens around the city could be acquired to allow for new routes
  • Cabinet agreed to hold a referendum on removing blasphemy from the Constitution
  • The government is working on measures to “recognise the wrongs” done to those criminalised for homosexuality in Ireland in the past
  • The Disclosures Tribunal chair said it is “not conceivable” that journalists were negatively briefed about whistleblower Maurice McCabe by senior garda officers.

WORLD

Royal visit to Northern Ireland The Prince of Wales meets DUP leader Arlene Foster at Hillsborough Castle. Source: Steve Parsons via PA Images

#DEAL OR NO DEAL: The UK government won a crucial vote on its Brexit bill, which would have given parliament a veto on the final deal negotiated with Brussels.

#UNITED AS UN: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hailed their historic summit, but the agreement they produced was short on details about nuclear weapons.

#WHAT’S IN A NAME: Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev agreed to an “historic solution” to a longstanding row with Greece by agreeing to rename his country the Republic of North Macedonia.

PARTING SHOT

This bizarre old-Hollywood-esque trailer was apparently shown ahead of the Trump-Kim historic summit in Singapore, according to The Guardian.

“Only a few are called on to make a difference,” the narrator says over old footage of trains, planes and people walking through markets. He continues:

“The past doesn’t have to be like the future. Out of the darkness can come the light. And the light of hope can burn bright.”

It’s a little unbelievable, but definitely worth a watch.

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