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June 26: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
26th Jun 2023
June 26: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.

RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes resigns amid payments controversy
RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes has tendered her resignation with immediate effect, following ongoing controversy over undisclosed payments to broadcaster Ryan Tubridy. In a statement this morning, Ms Forbes said she has “engaged with and consistently co-operated with” the processes directed towards answering questions surrounding payments to Mr Tubridy. She said that as Director General, she was the person “ultimately accountable for what happens within the organisation”. “I take that responsibility seriously. I am tendering my resignation to RTÉ with immediate effect,” she wrote.
RTÉ

Protesters gather outside security forum meeting in Dublin Castle
Several anti-war groups have begun a protest at Dublin Castle this morning to coincide with the consultative forum on Ireland’s international security policy. Protesters are lining the footpath on Dame Street holding anti-NATO signs and chanting outside the castle, where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to speak sometime after 10 o’clock this morning. The forum convened in University College Cork last week, where protesters heckled speakers including Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin.
The Journal 

Up to 2,500 to take part in class action-type mica case in Co Donegal
A class action-type set of proceedings on behalf of people in Donegal seeking compensation for the use of defective building products involves 2,260 plaintiffs and that number is likely to grow to more than 2,500 in the coming weeks, the solicitor handling the unprecedented case has said. The “multiparty action” is being funded by a company that is being funded by a Donegal businessmen, Adrian Sheridan, who has contributed more than €2 million, according to David Coleman of Coleman Legal, which is acting for the plaintiffs and being funded by the third-party company.
The Irish Times

Woman attacked with hammer by killer rapist Ian Horgan warns ‘he’ll kill again’
Killer rapist Ian Horgan — jailed this week for nine years over a brutal hammer attack on a pensioner mum and her son — will kill again on his release from prison, his 66-year-old victim has warned.
Independent.ie

Independent TDs threaten to pull support over Government failure to deliver on demands 
A key group of Independents that has backed the Government on crucial votes is threatening to pull support over failure to deliver on a number of housing demands. TDs have vented fury and frustration that promises have not been kept, leaving the Coalition on very shaky ground in the upcoming budget or in any future confidence motion.
The Irish Examiner

Russia: Wagner mutiny shows real cracks in Putin authority – US
An attempted armed mutiny in Russia shows “real cracks” in President Vladimir Putin’s authority, America’s top diplomat Antony Blinken has said. He told US media that the rebellion by Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner fighters was a “direct challenge” to Mr Putin, forcing him into an amnesty agreement. The deal halted Wagner’s march on Moscow on Saturday. The mercenaries had earlier seized two Russian cities. Mr Putin accused the group of treason, but all charges were later dropped. Under the deal, Wagner fighters must return to their field bases and Prigozhin move to Russia’s western neighbour Belarus, whose leader Alexander Lukashenko was involved in the negotiations. The current whereabouts of Prigozhin, a former Putin loyalist, are unknown. He was last seen in public leaving Rostov-on-Don – one of the two southern cities where his fighters had taken control of military facilities.
BBC News

‘We can’t rest or relent’: Pence reiterates support of staunch abortion restrictions
Despite their unpopularity with the American public, former Republican vice-president and 2024 White House hopeful Mike Pence doubled down Sunday on his hard-line support of staunch abortion restrictions, saying: “We just can’t rest or relent until we restore the sanctity of life.” Pence – in an interview on Fox News Sunday – made clear that he viewed bringing the elimination of abortion “to the center of American law” as both essential and “a winning issue” for the Republican party trying to wrest back control of the Oval Office.
The Guardian

Sir Elton John closes Glastonbury with history-making goodbye – telling fans: ‘I will never forget you’
From Crocodile Rock, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, to I’m Still Standing, Your Song and Rocket Man, Sir Elton John delivered hit after hit at Glastonbury – marking what could be the end of his touring career.
Sky News

Today’s forecast 
A mix of scattered cloud, sunny spells and just isolated showers. Cloud will slowly thicken from the west this afternoon in a moderate westerly breeze. The showers will begin to die out later this afternoon with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees. Any lingering showers will clear away in the evening leaving mostly cloudy skies and a light westerly wind. Overnight rain will develop from the southwest and west, and spread eastwards, becoming patchy. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with a freshening southwesterly breeze.
Met Éireann