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The 9 at 9 The counts are finally over – and other news.



Here’s all the news that you need to know as you start your day.

Done and dusted

1. All five seats in the Midlands-North West have been filled after counting went into its sixth day.

Irish support for Ukraine

2. The first of four convoys of Irish ambulances and recovery and transport vehicles will arrive in Poland today before they are donated to Ukraine.

Museum closure

3. The Natural History Museum in Dublin is to close for a number of years in order for refurbishments to take place, RTÉ reports.

Dr Mosley

4. TV doctor Michael Mosley will be remembered in two BBC specials airing today following his death on holiday in Greece.

US Open

5. Rory McIlroy sank a birdie putt from just inside 20 feet at the 18th hole to finish with a five-under-par 65 first round and match Patrick Cantlay for the lead at the US Open.


6. Gardaí say they are investigating a number of instances of assault, dangerous driving and criminal damage that occurred on Main Street in Ballymore Eustace yesterday evening.

Cost of running

7. Sinéad Gibney has said that if she was still a lone parent, running for a seat in Europe would’ve been out of reach.

The Social Democrats candidate was eliminated on the fifteenth count in the Dublin constituency, after quitting her full-time job with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to pursue an MEP role.

Convicts and victims

8. Less than 1% of criminal cases were referred to restorative justice in 2019 and referrals have not increased since pandemic restrictions were eased either, as 2023 levels remained the same.

Family affair

9. Tony Bennett’s two daughters are suing their brother, alleging he mishandled and failed to disclose some of their father’s assets in his role as trustee of the late singer’s estate.

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