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Dublin: 18 °C Monday 1 June, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a report into the MH17 crash, Greyhound strike in the High Court, and Apple’s new phone.

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

supermoon anna louise The supermoon in Dalkey Source: Anna-Louise Hally


  • A High Court hearing on the Greyhound strike was adjourned for a week.
  • It will soon be illegal to discriminate against teachers who are gay, thanks to a change in legislation.
  • Irish LGBT groups have united against what they say is an “unacceptable” Patrick’s Day parade in New York. Here’s why.
  • There have been new developments in the Michaela McAreavey murder case, her family say. []
  • An Irish person was arrested during a crackdown on child abuse pornography.
  • A man was arrested over the murder of Alec Jamison in Belfast in 1976.
  • Health Minister Leo Varadkar warned that tax cuts shouldn’t come at the expense of health services.
  • It costs €5.58 to call the directory enquiry number 11850 for just one second.
  • The High Court refused to allow an Irishman described as a child porn facilitator to take a legal challenge against the DPP for not prosecuting him in Ireland. []
  • Tax defaulters in Ireland were named – and one was a US country singer.
  • More gangland criminals are using handguns, which means more pressure on health services.
  • Former Health Minister James Reilly did the Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • A Direct Provision protest ended in Athlone with hopes that a resolution might be reached and conditions improved.


EU Netherlands Ukraine Plane Source: Peter Dejong

#MH17 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 broke up in the air after being pierced by ‘high-energy objects’, a report found.

#FORMULA ONE Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital to go home and continue rehab.

#CANADA A British explorer ship that was lost in 1846 has been found in Canada.

#MIDDLE EAST US Secretary of State John Kerry travelled to the Middle East to hold anti-Islamic State talks.

#SCOTLAND A new poll showed that there was just 1% separating the Yes and No sides in the Scottish referendum.

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#AUSTRALIA A man was killed by a shark at Byron Bay in New South Wales.


Apple Event Source: AP/Press Association Images

  • Yes, the iPhone 6 is out – and there are more new Apple goodies where that came from. Here’s the latest.
  • While we’re on the subject of Apple – U2 released their new album for free on iTunes today.


Did you know that six portraits of Hitler in a range of disguises were created, just in case he fled Germany after altering his appearance? They weren’t made public until the 1990s. [History Extra]

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