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Dublin: 17 °C Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Today’s News

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris assists in arrest of woman for suspected drink driving

The woman was brought to a garda station for further tests after the arrest.

Rare footage shows uncontacted Amazon tribe who activists say are threatened by loggers Awa Tribe This post contains videos

Rare footage shows uncontacted Amazon tribe who activists say are threatened by loggers

Since taking office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of harming the Amazon rainforest.

Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin

Martin said the last time Johnson was in Ireland, he didn’t show the ‘slightest level of understanding’ about the the Good Friday Agreement.

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Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents

The social network said it has been shutting down the group chats involved.

Mayor of Belfast: 'An Irish unity referendum is coming, and we must prepare for it'

Claire Hanna, SDLP MLA for South Belfast said calling for a poll now is ‘premature’.

Temperatures reached 25 degrees in three counties today

Other areas of the country experience top temperatures of 23 degrees this afternoon.

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Maria Bailey inquiry, PNA overtime ban and Boris Johnson wins Tory contest.

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Two teens named as suspects over murder of US-Australian couple in Canada

Kam McLeod (19) and Bryer Schmegelsky (18) were reported missing but are now believed to be on the run.

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Man charged after crashing van filled with €125.6 million worth of drugs into police car in Sydney

A police car sustained significant damage in the incident, but no one was injured.

From The42 Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's Years In The Making

Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's

The historic four-day Test against England gets underway on Wednesday morning.

'They call him Britain Trump': US president congratulates Boris Johnson on being elected

Johnson was elected the new Conservative Party leader earlier today by 92,153 votes to 46,656.

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Russian boxer Dadashev dies of injuries suffered in world-title eliminator on Friday

The 28-year-old suffered a brain bleed and was rushed to hospital after his fight with Subriel Matias in Maryland.

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy

The books were banned from heritage sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle.

ODCE asks High Court to determine if documents held by FAI auditors are legally privileged

The material from Deloitte was briefly mentioned before the judge today.

From The42 Sensational Adeleke takes 100m gold for Ireland at the European Youth Olympics Unstoppable This post contains videos

Sensational Adeleke takes 100m gold for Ireland at the European Youth Olympics

The 16-year-old Dubliner dominated the race and crossed the whitewash in 11.7 seconds.

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said the overtime ban will lead to service disruption and cancellations for patients.

Remedial work begins on 'poor quality' council homes with mould issues in south Dublin

Two years ago a European committee upheld a complaint, stating the Irish government failed to ensure the right to social housing of an adequate standard.

Maria Bailey inquiry: Fine Gael TD will not be suspended from party but loses Oireachtas chair role

Bailey’s role as chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing has been removed by the Taoiseach.

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'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform

In a wide-ranging interview, the former Irish boss flags his concerns with the FAI’s new rules and how little respect he has for those that got Irish football into this mess.

'Absolutely devastated': Plans for future of ESB power station in Co Offaly refused

In a statement, the ESB has said it is “disappointed that the application has been rejected”.

Members of pilot union Ialpa at Ryanair are voting on industrial action

The union said pilots were frustrated at lack of progress in pay talks.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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One county council issued by far and away the most dog licences last year

Cork County Council was way ahead of Kerry in second place.

Explainer: Why are thousands of protesters calling for Puerto Rico's governor to resign?

Messages from a leaked Telegram group revealed alleged homophobic and sexist messages from Governor Ricardo Rossello.

Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has launched a public consultation on the impact of climate change on the health sector.

Ex-rugby coach John McClean too sick to leave hospital to appear in court to face charges

McClean had been charged over 43 allegations of assaulting boys at Terenure College in the 1970s and 1980s.

Cork man jailed for six years for raping woman as she slept

Patrick O’Driscoll, now aged 21, denied the charges.

Criminal charges being considered over death of woman following M50 crash

Jacqueline Griffin died following a collision on the Junction 5 slip road in Finglas on 24 January 2019.

Two men plead guilty to helping crime gang murder Vinnie Ryan in February 2016

Vinnie Ryan (25) was a brother of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan, who was shot dead in 2012.

As it happened: After a late start, Boris Johnson is announced as the Tory's new leader

Johnson said in his victory speech that some would question his election, but added that “the campaign is over”.

FAI staff go public to pile further pressure on President Donal Conway

Trade union SIPTU have called his comment refusing to rule out job losses at the Association ‘unacceptable.’

Irish holidaymakers warned to take care as Europe set to bake in 40+ degree heatwave

Authorities in France, the Netherlands and the UK have issued warnings about the heat.

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How the irrepressible Ryan McHugh torched the Kerry defence from deep

The Kilcar flyer was directly responsible for 1-8 in one of his greatest ever displays in the Donegal jersey.

Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader

Boris Johnson was announced as the new Conservative Party leader this afternoon.

South Korean fighter jets fire over 400 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Seoul said a Russian A-50 warplane twice entered South Korean airspace, a claim Moscow has denied.

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

Man charged in connection with incident at Dundalk cemetery

The man was arrested at the scene on Sunday.

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