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Evening top 5: First woman EU Commission president; CervicalCheck results; and Gaeilge on the Moon

Ursula von der Leyen voted in as first woman EU Commission president German politician Ursula von...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

21.56 16 Jul 2019


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Evening top 5: First woman EU Commission president; CervicalCheck results; and Gaeilge on the Moon

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

21.56 16 Jul 2019


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Ursula von der Leyen voted in as first woman EU Commission president

German politician Ursula von der Leyen has been voted in as the new president of the European Commission.

Her position was ratified by 383 votes in favour on Tuesday night - 327 against and 22 abstentions.

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She is set to take office on November 1st for a five-year term.

CervicalCheck: 50 women not given smear results test positive for HPV virus

Health Minister Simon Harris is denying lives are being put at risk because of the latest CervicalCheck controversy.

It has emerged that 50 women out of the 800 who were not given their results due to an IT issue have tested positive for the HPV virus.

The tests were carried out at the Quest lab in the US state of Virginia between October of 2018 and June this year.

'Game of Thrones' receives record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations

'Game of Thrones' has received a record-breaking 32 Emmy Award nominations.

The Northern Ireland fantasy series is up for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as awards for sound, visual effects, costume, make-up and casting.

Kit Harington has been nominated for Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jon Snow, while Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, is up for Best Leading Actress.

Shih Tzu dog 'eaten alive' by maggots in Dublin

A young dog has died in what the DSPCA calls the worst case of coat matting and cruelty seen for many years.

Last Thursday, the charity received a call relating to a collapsed dog in the Lisdisfarne area of Clondalkin in west Dublin.

The dog, a small female Shih Tzu, was found in a severally matted state.

Read the Irish language message left on the Moon by Apollo 11

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 began its voyage into history.

The Saturn V rocket carrying Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on July 16th 1969.

One of the many objects taken to the Moon on that mission was a message from then-President √Čamon de Valera.


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