Friday's Evening round-up: May resigns; Mixed election turnouts; Second Irish Everest death

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


#Therexit: Theresa May announced that she will step down as leader of the Conservative party on Friday, June 7. A tearful Mrs May said she had “done my best” to get her Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament and take the UK out of the European Union but acknowledged she had failed.

Everest death: An Irish father of two has died while attempting a climb on the world’s highest mountain. Kevin Hynes, 56, a father of two from Galway was part of a group from the climbing company, 360 Expeditions, attempting to scale the Mount Everest summit which stands at 8,848 metres.

PSNI Chief: Simon Byrne has been appointed the next chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). George Hamilton steps down as PSNI chief next month.

Elections: Turnout in the local and European elections is mixed across the country. Some polling stations are reporting higher turnout than last time around, with many others much lower.

French Explosion: Seven people have been injured after an explosion on a busy street in the French city of Lyon. It was reported that a small package exploded and French President Emmanuel Macron called it an “attack” during a live interview about the European Parliament elections.

12,000km and 11 countries: Tomás Mac an tSaoir's mind-boggling 12,000km 'Africa by Bike' journey, which started on November 2 last year, has already raised almost €15,000 for the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation.


Views: It is often said all political careers end in failure, but few with such a spectacular a failure as Theresa May's, writes political editor Daniel McConnell. Ending her political career in tears on the steps of Downing Street after just three years in office, May will leave knowing that she herself was principally responsible for her own downfall.

Business: The reliance of foreign firms on the economy has been further signalled with an IDA-backed management course aimed at training management for Irish subsidiaries of multinationals. The Irish Management Institute, or IMI, said the new qualification came about following “research carried out with industry”.


Kingfisher: A stunning new mural with a conservation theme has been unveiled on the quayside in Cork city as part of a new city placemaking initiative. The image of a kingfisher with a piece of plastic in its beak has been completed on Lapp's Quay at the entrance to Paul Street car park.

Sophie Turner: Sophie Turner has said that being able to go out and drink a lot without being photographed is something she missed out on while starring in Game Of Thrones.

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Ferry cancelled: Almost 1,500 passengers have been hit by a ferry fault which has forced the cancellation of Brittany Ferries’ sailings from Cork to France and Spain this weekend.

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