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Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Today’s News

Dara Calleary named as new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said that “it was not politically sustainable for Barry not to deal with this head on”.

'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion Tax

'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion

Apple and Ireland won their appeal against the European Commission’s €13 billion tax ruling.

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

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Global population forecast to peak by 2064 before shrinking at end of century

Most countries will not be able to maintain current populations by the end of the century.

'Our hero, our fighter': Stardust campaigner Christine Keegan - who lost two daughters in tragedy - has died RIP

'Our hero, our fighter': Stardust campaigner Christine Keegan - who lost two daughters in tragedy - has died

Christine’s tireless work alongside the families of other victims laid the foundations for the new inquests for the victims of the fire.

Man (30s) arrested after €73,000 worth of cannabis seized at property in Dublin

The seizure was made following a search at around 1.30pm yesterday.

Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of trade perks and imposes sanctions over crackdown by China

“Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China,” Trump said.

Man in his 20s arrested in connection with killing of Lyra McKee

McKee was killed when she was shot while attending a riot in Derry.

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Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars Space Race This post contains videos

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars

Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.

Is it St Swithin's Day already? Rain today could bring more downpours for the next 40 days

If an old belief is true, the rest of the summer could be a washout.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Trump-backed football coach beats ex-Attorney General for Alabama Senate nomination Sessions Out This post contains videos

Trump-backed football coach beats ex-Attorney General for Alabama Senate nomination

Jeff Sessions had resigned as Trump’s attorney general in 2017.

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 contact tracing app? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

Over a million people have downloaded the app since its launch last week.

NPHET concerns cast doubt over reopening of bars as publicans seek clarity

The VFI has said that pubs are in the dark on whether or not they will be able to reopen.

Florida surpasses its record for Covid-19 deaths in a day

The new deaths raised the state’s seven-day average to 81 per day – more than double the figure of two weeks ago.

Winona Ryder to give evidence in Johnny Depp's libel case against The Sun

The Hollywood star is suing the tabloid’s publisher for alleging he was violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard.

Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

The memorial to the 17th Century slave merchant was pulled down last month.

Glee actor Naya Rivera's death ruled an accidental drowning

Ventura County Sheriff said that the lake’s strong currents could have caused a fatal accident.

So it's summer and you're supposed to be 'bikini ready'? Don't believe a word of it

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach says you can learn to feel good in a swimsuit regardless of your shape and size.

Deadly virus reemerges across rabbit and hare populations in four counties

The virus first emerged in China in 1984 and a new strain in recent years has proved more potent.

Pension age unsustainable in the long term, according to report by fiscal council

Increased costs due to pensions and healthcare will drive future fiscal policy.

Hundreds of childcare providers say they won't be able to stay open without more government supports

70% of childcare providers are yet to reopen, with only 22% operating at full capacity.

Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G

The Chinese tech giant’s equipment is to be stripped from the UK’s 5G network by 2027.

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision

O’Gorman sat down with TheJournal.ie as he take the reins of the children’s ministry.

Yesterday’s News

Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen

The Taoiseach announced this evening that he had sacked Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen.

NPHET concerns throw plans to reopen bars next week into doubt

Under Phase Four, all pubs, bars, hotel bars and casinos are permitted to reopen.

China hits out at UK decision to strip Huawei out of 5G networks by 2027

The decision was made at a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Boris Johnson this morning.

$19 million settlement between Weinstein and some accusers rejected by judge

Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison earlier this year.

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Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy

Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement in the Dáil chamber this evening.

Quiz: How much do you know about France?

Le grille? What the hell is that?

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas US

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas

ICE had said that international students must leave the country if their classes are only online, or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Ryanair is cutting flights, Huawei tensions in the UK, and house parties cause alarm… It’s The Fix.

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

China accuses Hong Kong democracy activists of trying to launch 'revolution'

It warned some campaigning for recent primaries may have breached the new security law imposed on the city.

Council gives green light to plans for development of over 1,000 residential units in Dublin

The plans include 992 build-to-rent apartments and 110 apartments on the outskirts of Dublin

Your evening longread: How the smash TV show I May Destroy You got made

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

From The42 'We're doing all this in a cautious and planned way' - live TV and streaming as GAA action returns Tune In

'We're doing all this in a cautious and planned way' - live TV and streaming as GAA action returns

Nemeton TV will be powering TG4′s action and streaming games for county boards as GAA returns.

Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin make final pitches to be leader in Green Party hustings

Experience is a ‘valuable attribute’ but it should not be a ‘prerequisite’ to be the leader, said Martin

Man partially severed ear lobe of acquaintance after slashing face in 'gruesome' attack, court hears

The attack took place at Parkgate Street on 22 January 2018.

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