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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Mike Pence, a Longitude Festival cancellation and an Egyptian statue made headlines today.

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


turtle A Terrapin Turtle in St Stephens Green park in Dublin. Source: Sam Boal/

  • Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been taken to hospital after falling seriously ill last night. 
  • Former ISIS bride Lisa Smith has said she wants to live in a caliphate but not as part of “a brutality group” as she seeks to return to Ireland.
  • Animal feed company Connolly Red Mills withdrew its sponsorship from greyhound races over recent revelations about the industry.
  • American rapper A$AP Rocky had to cancel his headline slot at tonight’s Longitude Festival after being detained by Swedish authorities. 
  • Minister for Social Protection said she can’t guarantee any social welfare payment increases in next year’s Budget.
  • Pressure mounted on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to publish an internal Fine Gael review into the Maria Bailey swing fall case
  • The crypt housing mummies at St Michan’s Church in Dublin will reopen to the public next week.
  • It was announced that US Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make a visit to Ireland in September. 


The Duchess of Cornwall names new cruise ship The Spirit of Discovery during its official naming ceremony in the Port of Dover, Kent. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#UNITED KINGDOM: Far-right activist Tommy Robinson was found in contempt of court for filming defendants in a criminal trial.

#RIP: Tributes were paid to UK racing journalist John McCririck who has died aged 79.

#EGYPT: A statue said to depict Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s sold for more than €5 million at an auction in London despite Egyptian authorities claiming that it may have been stolen

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