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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about Al Pacino?
Pacino will soon be a father for the fourth time, aged 83.
# News Fix
Here's what happened today: Saturday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
Parenting: 'The mental load of June is real - I'll be spending it in a state of disarray'
Mum Margaret Lynch is looking forward to the summer holidays because the mental load right now is unreal.
# in control
Dublin ease to nine-point win over Kildare at Nowlan Park
Dessie Farrell’s side were comfortable winners over an error-strewn Kildare side.
A practical guide to reducing energy use in your home
The Government of Ireland has suggested a range of practical advice that will help you save money on your bills.
# middle Ireland
What is Fine Gael's 'middle Ireland' and are you in it?
Questions have been raised over whether Fine Gael policy will help the people it says it’s targeting.
# too good
Five-star Tongue strikes as England down gutsy Ireland
Their win was built on an imposing first-innings total of 524-4 declared featuring player of the match Ollie Pope’s 205 and Ben Duckett’s 182.
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
War strategy
A Ukrainian counter-offensive is imminent – but success will come at a terrible cost
Tom Clonan
Russia latest
The Moscow drone attacks will have a profound effect on Russia’s elite
Donnacha Ó Beacháin
Census latest
Is the health of the Irish population declining? Census data may indicate that it is
Dr Irene Mosca
Saving nature
'Yes, state budget surpluses should be used to pay farmers to rewild their land'
Eoghan Daltun
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# India
More than 280 dead and hundreds injured in India triple train crash
Doctors and medical staff were rushed to the accident site.
# Gardaí
Teenage boy arrested following break in at Leinster House
He is currently detained at a Garda station in Dublin.
# Close contest
Clifford penalty key as Kerry survive Cork test to win by two
14,081 watched on in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
# Sudan
180 bodies buried without identification in Sudan as blasts rock Khartoum again
Civilians reported escalated fighting after the army quit ceasefire talks on Wednesday.
# This Morning
'Scores being settled' with claims of toxic culture on This Morning, says programme editor
Martin Frizell said he could not comment on the allegations due to an ongoing investigation.
# Surrey
19 animal rights activists arrested over alleged plans to disrupt the Epsom Derby
It comes after activist group vowed to “cancel or severely delay” the race.
# Shooting
3 Israeli soldiers and 1 Egyptian killed shooting near shared border
An Israeli army statement identified the assailant as an Egyptian policeman.
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine is 'ready' for counter-offensive, says Zelenskyy but major casualties feared
Ukraine has said it is preparing for a major offensive against Moscow’s occupation forces for months.
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# Belfast
Man refused bail over charges in connection with taxi ‘threat’ video
Video footage of the incident was widely shared on social media.
# plastic waste
Global negotiators take key step towards landmark treaty to end plastic waste
The negotiators are charged with developing the first international, legally binding treaty on plastic pollution, on land and at sea.
# Texas
Texas becomes biggest US state to ban treatment for transgender minors
Governor Gregg Abbott signed the ban into law yesterday.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you fire up the barbecue this weekend?
You’ll have the weather for it.
# Offaly
Man (30s) dies in single vehicle crash in Tullamore
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Surrealing in the Years: Mood of country hard to gauge amid sunshine, worsening housing crisis
A snapshot of the state of us.
# hot
Warm, dry, sunny weather set to remain for the bank holiday (and beyond)
It will be coolest in the east of the country and warmer in the west.
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The Bee Guy: 'All we are saying is give bees a chance - ditch that lawnmower'
Paul Handrick says now that No Mow May has passed it’s time for Too Soon June – stop mowing the lawn to give nature a chance.
Extract: 'My teacher gave me power with that small bundle of towel, flannel, and pants'
Dr Katriona O’Sullivan shares an extract from her new autobiography in which she documents the many challenges she faced growing up in poverty in Birmingham.
# summer travel
How to navigate any potential madness in Dublin Airport this summer season
The DAA says that arriving at the advised time will help avoid the system becoming clogged.
Irish officials to review 'safe countries of origin' designation on 8 nations within next year
The designation applies to countries deemed to be safe for the purposes of asylum applications.
Department of Agriculture pressured EPA not to release list of farms pumping from rivers
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The list, which the EPA has refused to release, also contains information on data centres and quarries.
A Social Democrats TD said they were concerned if the Department of Agriculture was 'stymieing' environmental work.
The claim appeared in a ruling in which a decision by the EPA to withhold its water abstraction register for 1,223 locations across the country was overturned.
All locations are abstraction points where water is removed as part of activities related to farming, quarries, data centres and some semi-State bodies.
2nd June 2023
# PGA Tour
Rory McIlroy bounces back with 68 to move into contention in Ohio
There was some disappointment for Shane Lowry and Séamus Power at the Memorial Tournament.
# Ukraine
Four killed by shelling in Russian border region while Moscow continues attack on Kyiv
Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said 2,500 people were being accommodated in temporary shelters.
# statement of champions
10-man Rovers see off Dundalk to go top of the league
Ronan Finn’s red card just after half-time was immaterial as Aaron Greene scored twice in a 2-0 win.
# Cricket
England dominate gritty Ireland in cricket test
Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker held firm on a good pitch but Ireland were still 255 runs away from avoiding an innings defeat.
# Senegal
UN and AU call for calm in Senegal as violence continues after opposition leader's sentencing
There was extensive destruction on the main university campus, where prolonged clashes took place yesterday.
# Gardaí
Man charged in murder investigation after woman found dead in Dundalk
The man is due to appear before Dundalk District Court this evening.
# Space
Rainy weather on Earth interrupts livestream broadcast from Mars
The images that made it through showed about one-third of Mars as the spacecraft circled the planet.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
# water strikes
Siptu water services strike called off
Water workers at 30 local authorities were to take part in a two-day strike next week on 7 and 8 June.
# Down
Man charged after video emerges appearing to show taxi driver threaten passenger with gun
The driver told the passenger ‘you are f****** lucky I’m not taking your knees out’ while appearing to hold a gun to his head.
# Sudan
Fighting worsens in Sudan despite US sanctions
Witnesses reported artillery fire in eastern Khartoum and in Omdurman, just across the Nile.
# Disaster
Italy border police ‘under investigation over shipwreck that killed 94 migrants’
80 people survived but the known death toll was put at 94 after the incident in February.
# Sean Rooney
Hezbollah denies involvement in killing of Pte Seán Rooney in Lebanon
Five men were charged yesterday with the killing of Pte Rooney in the south of Lebanon, a stronghold of the Iran-backed group.