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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


CMK15062019_Cork Summer Show_008 Christopher Stanley from Bandon Co Cork with Brownview Lamborghini a belgian blue Bull at the Cork Summer Show, Source: Clare Keogh

  • Gardaí investigating the death of a woman found at a house in Co Mayo are appealing for witnesses. A man in his 40s has been arrested in relation to the incident.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the Maria Bailey case “definitely wasn’t a plus” during election campaigning, during a wide-ranging interview this morning. 
  • A female garda who was threatened with disciplinary action from An Garda Síochána for having premarital sex with another recruit garda, and for giving birth to a baby outside wedlock, has told her story publicly for the first time. 
  • Figures released by the Central Bank have indicated that Ireland’s mortgage rates are among the highest in Europe.
  • A garda investigation has been launched into the suspected theft of a large amount of livestock in Co Meath.
  • The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had planned to give €200 million over a three-year period to provide loans for first-time buyers – and spent €50m in three months.
  • The House of Oireachtas has issued a tender with an estimated value of €160,000 for on-site fitness instructors at the gym next to Leinster House.


France Notre Dame The Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit, second left, leads the first mass in a side chapel, two months after the fire at Notre Dame. Source: KARINE PERRETvia PA Images

#EXTRADITION: Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has announced that an extradition bill will be suspended, following unprecedented clashes between police and protesters.

#HUNGER STRIKE: A British-Iranian woman being held in a Tehran prison on sedition charges has begun another hunger strike in protest at her detention, her husband said today.

#BERLIN: A German court has fined two gynaecologists for offering information publicly on how they carry out abortion services, despite the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.


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