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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


LR ROYAL COUPLE II2A3707_90571225 The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall being welcomed to Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Co.Wicklow, by President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Source: Eamonn Farrell via

  • A forensic scientist has told the murder trial of Ana Kriegel that she found DNA matching that of Boy A in semen staining found on a black top discovered in the room where Ana was found. Today’s evidence, in full, can be read here.
  • Kildare County Council given the green light to plans by Intel for its planned new €3.53 billion manufacturing fabrication facility at its Leixlip plant.
  • A taxi driver who sexually assaulted three young women within two weeks has been jailed for five years.
  • A gay man has brought a High Court challenge against the Irish Blood Transfusion Service policy which prevents him from donating blood unless he abstains from having sex for 12 months.
  • A High Court challenge has been brought against the Minister for Education’s refusal to allow a young child with “complex educational needs” to attend school during the summer holidays.
  • Irish viewing figures for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel were down compared to the last number of years.
  • A group of 20 doctors said a campaign of misinformation has led to a sharp increase in the number of cannabis users in Ireland.
  • national helpline for men and boys who are victims of domestic abuse has been launched today.


European Parliament election Nigel Farage after he was doused in milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle Source: Tom Wilkinson via PA Images

#NIGEL FARAGE: Leader of the Brexit Party and British MEP Nigel Farage has had a milkshake thrown on him while out canvassing in Newcastle.

#AUSTRIA: All remaining ministers from Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) are to resign, a party spokesman has said.

#EIFFEL TOWER: The Eiffel Tower has been closed today after a man was spotted climbing up the Paris landmark.

#LIFE SUPPORT: French doctors have begun switching off the life support of a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade.


As mentioned above, British MEP Nigel Farage today had a milkshake thrown on him while out canvassing. 

This is the moment the incident unfolded: 

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