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Dublin: 16 °C Saturday 24 August, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Maria Bailey inquiry, PNA overtime ban and Boris Johnson wins Tory contest.

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


5694 Dollymount_90576209 .Brandon Kelly (9) from Dublin playing in Dollymount Strand today. Source: Leah Farrell/


Tory leadership race Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson. Source: PA Images

#BOJO: Boris Johnson was elected as the leader of the UK’s Conservative Party, securing almost two-thirds of the votes in the contest against Jeremy Hunt. US President Donald Trump was among those to congratulate the soon-to-be new UK PM

#HEATWAVE: Europe is set for another heatwave with temperatures in Paris predicted to reach a record 40.4 degrees.

#WARNING SHOTS: South Korean fighter jets fired over 400 warning shots after a Russian military plane violated airspace claimed by both Seoul and Tokyo. 


A man has been charged after crashing a van filled with an estimated €125.6 million worth of drugs into a police car in Sydney, Australia.

The entire incident was caught on camera.

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