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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

A report revealed that 30 foster carers had no evidence of being garda vetted and an EU negotiator labelled some UK customs union demands as “fantasy”.

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


Rose of Tralee launch 02 The 58th Rose Of Tralee International Festival was launched by Dáithí Ó Sé. Source: Andres Poveda

  • The HSE removed a pro-life sticker from a waiting room in a Galway hospital after receiving complaints.
  • A report by Hiqa found that 30 foster carers in the Mid-West had no evidence of being garda vetted.
  • The death of a 21-year-old English man outside a house in Mayo is being treated as a homicide.
  • Waterford’s Austin Gleeson was cleared to play in next month’s All-Ireland Hurling final after referee James Ownes said he was satisfied with how he officiated Sunday’s clash between Waterford and Cork.
  • The Wind Phone art installation in the Dublin Mountains was found destroyed, less than two weeks after it was set up.
  • There was a fire in Dublin’s Port Tunnel.


Sierra Leone Mudslides Volunteers search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Source: Manika Kamara

#SIERRA LEONE: 400 people are feared dead and a further 600 are missing as the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown, was hit by devastating floods. President Ernest Bai Koroma appealed for a global response to help the country respond to the crisis.

#UK: The UK officially announced that it wants to leave the customs union and negotiate a new deal with the EU. However one of the EU’s negotiators described aspects of the plan as “fantasy”.

#USA: Anthony Scaramucci, who had a brief, yet dramatic, time as White House communications director has said that US President Donald Trump should ditch top adviser Steve Bannon over his ties to the “alt-right”.

#PORTUGAL: At least 10 people were killed after a 200-year-old tree fell on a large crowd at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira.


A huge Everton fan and the Supermac’s employee who bought him a new jersey will be travelling to Liverpool to attend an Everton match and meet the team.

The pair went viral over the weekend when a post by Eoin Mulligan, the Supermac’s employee, showing the moment he gave Francis, the Everton fan, the jersey was shared over 420,000 times.

Now Everton and Supermac’s have arranged for the pair to travel to Goodison Park on Thursday for the Liverpool side’s match against Hajduk Split.

Eoin and Francis will also get to meet the team and they’re being put up in a hotel for the night.


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