Evening Round-up: Pastor banned from Ireland; Farage eyes UK negotiating team; Shaw wins BAFTA;

So that’s Sunday nearly wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.


Banned from Ireland: Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has bowed to public cries and has banned controversial US Pastor Steven Anderson from entering the country.

Paragliding accident: Tributes have been paid to a man who died in a paragliding accident in Co Wicklow. He has been named as Ralph Skora, 30s, a paragliding enthusiast and married father-of-two.

Fees get the chop: Hairdressing chain Peter Mark has abolished a €2,000 'training fee' for young apprentices. The practice had been implemented following the introduction of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018.

Kerry rescue: Three women have been rescued from the base of a cliff off Slea Head in Co Kerry. The three American students in their 20s were trapped by incoming tide near Coumeenole Beach last night.

Kilkenny death: A man has died following a workplace accident in Co Kilkenny. Gardaí were called to a port services company at Belview Point on Friday at around 4.30pm.

Brexit: Nigel Farage is to demand his Brexit Party becomes part of the UK Government's negotiating team if it is successful in the forthcoming European elections.

Tipperary: Tipperary claimed their first win over Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in seven years but perhaps, more importantly, their first victory in Munster since 2016 in front of a 30,274 crowd.

Man City: Pep Guardiola has branded Manchester City retaining the Premier League title as the toughest of his nine major league triumphs.


Inadequate planning:One-off housing is not a big issue in relation to climate change but it is arguably a contributor to the rapid decline in the fortunes of rural Ireland, writes Michael Clifford.

Broadband: The announcement that the National Broadband Plan (NBP) will be rolled out later this year should be a cause for celebration. Yet concerns expressed by the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform about the cost of the project, and about the lack of compatibility with the spatial strategy outlined in Project Ireland 2040, make for uneasy reading.


Fiona Shaw: Cork actress Fiona Shaw has won a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in BBC thriller Killing Eve.

Learning the Ropes: There's a skipping fever taking hold at Gaelscoil Uí Riada in Wilton, Cork. 12-year-old Maria Barry Murphy from sixth class, second cousin of GAA legend Jimmy, is decked out in her full Cork kit, but instead of showing off camogie or football skills, she’s demonstrating “the pretzel,” a perilous-looking one-legged form of skipping.

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.A couple has issued a heartfelt appeal for the return of a very special teddy bear. The husband and wife were on a short break in Cork last week and were travelling with their Féileacáin teddy bear, which was part of a memory box for their daughter, who was stillborn almost two years ago.

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