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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Culture Minister hits back at Archbishop of Dublin, Fianna Fáil announces support for President Michael D Higgins and US Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban – it’s the Evening Fix.

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


6314 Heatwaves_90547949 Jenny Hutchinson from Dublin tries to encourage her dog Harry into the Blessington Reservoir in County Wicklow to cool off Source: Eamonn Farrell via

  • Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has hit back at Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin after he accused her of being ”deeply disrespectful” to her parishioners.
  • Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has confirmed that his party will not be fielding a candidate to challenge President Michael D Higgins should he decide to seek a second term in office.
  • Independent TD Michael Lowry and his refrigeration company have been fined a total of €25,000 for tax offences.
  • Cabinet has given approval to allow the drafting of a Bill which will allow some same-sex couples to both legally declare parentage of a child.
  • The HSE spent approximately €800,501 every day last year on agency nurses and locum doctors, new figures show.
  • Irish Ferries has cancelled all sailings of one of its cruise ferries on the Dublin-Holyhead route until further notice due to a technical fault.
  • A Condition Red danger warning for forest fires has been issued by the Department of Agriculture in advance of further high temperatures this week.
  • The former wife of a man accused of infecting her with HIV has agreed under cross-examination that she had sex with him in a hotel last May.


Summer weather June 26th 2018 Victor the Polar Bear enjoys a dip in the water at Yorkshire Wildlife Park Source: Danny Lawson via PA Images

#TRUMP: The US Supreme Court has upheld president Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travellers from five mostly Muslim countries.

#BREXIT: A bill enacting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced this afternoon, to cheers from eurosceptic lawmakers.

#FRANCE: A French couple living in London who murdered their au pair have been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 30 years.

#LAWSUIT: Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager.


A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority Ireland (ASAI) about a “filtered and photoshopped image” of blogger Rosie Connolly has been upheld as it was found to be misleading.

The same person made two complaints to the advertising watchdog – one on Rimmel Ireland’s Facebook page and the other on Connolly’s Instagram page.

The full story can be read here.

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