Sunday 25 June 2017

The Week that was

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Vladimir Putin
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A look back at the events of the past week

Monday

The president of the IFA has said the news that former chief executive Pat Smith was on a salary of €445,000 came as a "total shock" to him. Speaking publicly for the first time since the controversy erupted, Eddie Downey said farmers were "absolutely right to be angry".

Tuesday

Ireland has around 100 elite gardaí and soldiers who are adequately armed and trained to confront lethal terrorist groups such as Isil. The State's elite counter terrorism units - comprising the Garda Emergency Response Unit and the Army Ranger Wing - have significantly increased their training to deal with the threat.

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