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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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

IRELAND

9145 Bloomsday Dublin actor Dermod Lynskey dressed as James Joyce for Bloomsday outside Davy Byrne's Pub in Dublin Source: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie

  • Health officials have confirmed that a further three people with Covid-19 have died in this country. 
  • A Bahraini sports firm has cut ties with Daniel Kinahan less than a month after he was named as a special advisor to the company.
  • A man has been charged after another man died following a hit-and-run incident in Letterkenny in Donegal.
  • Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the serious assault of a woman in Sandycove, Co Dublin. 
  • There have been 100 incidents of people spitting or coughing on Garda members since 8 April, figures released by An Garda Síochána show. 
  • Up to 5,000 people could meet in outdoor gatherings from September if the Covid-19 virus stays suppressed, the Taoiseach has said.
  • Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh have both said they will not back the programme for government drafted by their parties and Fine Gael.

INTERNATIONAL

coronavirus-tue-jun-16-2020 Shoppers on Oxford Street, in London, as further restrictions are lifted to bring England out of the coronavirus lockdown Source: Dominic Lipinski via PA Images

#KOREA: South Korean officials have said North Korea has blown up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the border between the two countries.

#MCCANN: The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have denied receiving a letter from German investigators “that states there is evidence or proof” she is dead.

#COVID: A cheap steroid has been hailed as a “major breakthrough” in the fight against Covid-19 in the UK after it was found to reduce deaths by up to a third among patients on ventilators. 

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PARTING SHOT

Yesterday, we finally got news about Ireland’s future government: Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party had made an agreement and drafted a list of what they planned to do together.

This week’s episode of The Explainer podcast looks at what the draft programme promises. 


Source: The Explainer/SoundCloud

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