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Today’s News

May to hand in resignation as Johnson forms new Cabinet

There is much speculation as to who is in and who is out of the front bench.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote?

Boris Johnson was elected by only 160,000 people.

Irish author Kevin Barry longlisted for Booker Prize

Barry is longlisted for his novel Night Boat to Tangier.

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'My straight hair turned curly': 8 mums reveal the unexpected ways their bodies changed post-baby

Robert Mueller to testify before Congress to answer questions on Trump and collusion

Questioning of the special counsel is expected to last for over six hours.

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition

The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.

'To insanity and beyond': How the British papers are covering Boris

Johnson has promised to deliver Brexit by 31 October.

Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated?

How likely is the idea to work here? We discuss the pros and cons in episode five of Ireland 2029.

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment

5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.

Supreme Court rejects appeal by man deported for alleged links to Isis

The court heard that one of the man’s sons was killed fighting in the Syria.

Calls for Josepha Madigan to give fuller account of her part in ‘swing-gate’

Maria Bailey was demoted from her role as chair of the Oireachtas Housing Committee yesterday.

Mortgage activity 'returning to 2008 levels' as draw-down figures at highest level in 10 years

New figures show there were 10,157 mortgages drawn down in the second quarter of the year.

'Mad in England': How does the world see Boris Johnson?

The international impression of Johnson has evolved from simply an eccentric mayor to a symbol of Brexit Britain.

From The42 Thomond Park naming rights still on the cards as Munster chip away at debt Finances

Thomond Park naming rights still on the cards as Munster chip away at debt

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says union and province ‘have an agreement in place and everyone’s happy about that.’

Rotunda told to rely on 'short-term measures' to keep babies safe amid 'crisis' Exclusive

An outbreak of infection earlier this year saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.

Yesterday’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.

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.

Man charged after crashing van filled with €125.6 million worth of drugs into police car in Sydney Australia This post contains videos

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.

From The42 Russian boxer Dadashev dies of injuries suffered in world-title eliminator on Friday Dreadful News

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.

From The42 'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform Unimpressed

'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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