Republic of Ireland
Ireland conducts local elections and two by-elections in Dublin Central and Dublin South.
- The Irish Times
The ruling party Fianna Fáil endures significant losses in Ireland's local elections and parliamentary by-elections in Dublin Central and Dublin South. [http:--www.google.com-hostednews-afp-article-ALeqM5h9bdX_cBP3lsk7qq2_nyz78o6GOg (AFP)] [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-uk_news-northern_ireland-8086868.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.timesonline.co.uk-tol-news-world-ireland-article6446680.ece "(The Times)"]
Ireland's Fine Gael food and farming minister Shane McEntee kills himself 2 days after his 56th birthday, triggering a by-election in Meath East.
The village of Derrylin, close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is sealed off after a suspicious object is found. The object is later determined to be “nothing untoward”.
Irish President Michael D. Higgins signs a bill making abortion legal in the Republic of Ireland for the first time.
The Irish Aviation Authority launches an investigation after several airliner pilots report extremely fast moving bright lights off the south-west coast of Ireland.