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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

The latest from the Presidential election, a new Garda commissioner, and an anti-racism concert in Germany.

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


0269 Fires_90553189 Smoke floats from scorched earth on a mountain at Glendalough today. Source: Sam Boal via

  • Gavin Duffy secured a presidential nomination from Meath County Council
  • Drew Harris was sworn in as Garda commissioner just after midnight
  • Three people were killed on the roads today in Tipperary, Limerick and on the M1
  • Presidential hopeful Seán Gallagher said he “let himself down” about an infamous TV moment during the 2011 presidential election
  • Sinn Féin will table a motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy
  • Dublin City Council adjourned a vote on the sale of a Magdalene Laundry
  • Over half of people in Northern Ireland would vote for Irish unity if Brexit happens, according to an opinion poll conducted on behalf of anti-Brexit groups.


Germany Far Right Visitors attend a concert against far-right protests in Chemnitz, Germany. Source: Jens Meyer via PA Images

#DIVIDED KINGDOM: Boris Johnson has hit out at Theresa May’s Chequers plan amid speculation that he is mounting a bid to become Prime Minister.

#GERMANY: Tens of thousands of people gathered at an anti-racism concert today after xenophobic demonstrations were held in the city of Chemnitz at the weekend.

#BRAZIL: A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum, in what the nation’s president said was a “tragic” loss of knowledge and heritage.


We love a good news story, especially on a Monday.

A handful of volunteers have restored Bray Head’s huge WWII ‘Éire’ sign. The work involved cleaning the rocks and cutting back gorse bushes, which took the volunteers the best part of a week.

Have a look.

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