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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 20 September, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Meath murder investigation, Tories talk about the Irish border, and an SNL sketch on Aer Lingus.

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


NO FEE BOTHAR 2 Dublin manager Jim Gavin walks a cow around Stephen's Green today to launch Bóthar's Christmas appeal. Source: Bóthar

  • Gardaí appealed for information in relation to the murder of Kane McCormack, whose body was found in a field on the Meath/Kildare border
  • A Tory MP said that Ireland’s Brexit strategy is down to the no-confidence motion in Frances Fitzgerald
  • Elements of a Scientology detox programme were criticised as “having no standing” within the medical sector
  • A man in his 40s died after an early morning road crash in Waterford
  • Sinn Féin‘s Galway councillor Gabe Cronnelly quit the party
  • The siblings of Trevor Deely spoke about their brother’s disappearance
  • Aer Lingus has responded to a Saturday Night Live sketch in which it featured with a Trump-esque tweet
  • A public consultation has received submissions that propose the words “Fianna Fáil” be removed from Amhrán na bhFiann
  • Gardaí in Dublin are trying to trace the whereabouts of an 82-year-old woman.


Pope Francis visits Bangladesh Pope Francis blesses the cemetery of the historic Church of the Holy Rosary, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Source: ABACA

#DONALD TRUMP: The US President denied that he asked the then-FBI director James Comey to stop investigating ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn.

#ROHINGYA: Pope Francis said he wept hearing the plight first-hand of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

#SEXUAL ABUSE: The Metropolitan Opera announced it would investigate claims that its music director sexually abused a teenage boy decades ago.


This plaque has been anonymously mounted onto the wall of the soon-to-be-demolished Apollo House in memory of those who have died in homelessness.

The plaque has a picture of a vulture picking at the strings of a harp, a symbol of Ireland, and is inscribed with the words “We have people without homes and homes without people. Mission not completed”.

There’s a lot of public anger over the decision to demolish the building that housed the homeless last winter, as seven homeless people have died on Ireland’s streets in the past three months.

Homelessness Source: Cormac Fitzgerald via

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