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Today’s News

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters begin gathering at US embassy

Thousands are expected to gather at the US Embassy today at 3pm.

Simon Harris says 'there's no need to camp outside Penneys' as major retailers outline re-opening plans

Under the government’s accelerated roadmap, retailers are permitted to re-open from Monday.

Preparations for Phase Two, WHO says face masks should be worn in public: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what Covid-related news is making headlines today.

Public toilets installed at top of Dublin's Grafton Street with more facilities to be rolled out across the city

Dublin City Council said that there will be a lack of facilities like bathrooms available to the public while pubs and restaurants remain closed.

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Deputy Dublin City Council says it can't re-open playgrounds as they're not supervised

DCC Deputy Chief Executive Brendan Kenny said he didn’t think any local authority in the country had supervised playgrounds.

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

Bishop of Coventry ‘deeply saddened’ after Irish language epitaph banned due to political 'passions'

The family of 73-year-old Margaret Keane wanted the words “In ár gcroíthe go deo” inscribed on her grave.

Senators to seek High Court determination if Taoiseach won't set date for next Seanad sitting

A group of 10 Senators have written to Leo Varadkar urging action two months after the Seanad elections have concluded.

Justin Trudeau takes a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters in Canada

“These are not just black Canadians. It’s everyone who’s saying black lives matter.”

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts

In a letter to employees, the Facebook CEO said his decisions not to moderate Trump’s controversial posts caused “anger” and “hurt”.

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week

But social distancing requirements will still mean capacity on services will be just over 20% of pre-Covid levels.

Explainer: How 'examinership' works in Ireland (including how Saddam Hussein comes into it)

Experts believe the process could provide a lifeline for troubled businesses in the post-pandemic period.

Poll: Will you go to a pub/restaurant when they're permitted to open on 29 June? Peanuts And Pints This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you go to a pub/restaurant when they're permitted to open on 29 June?

The government announced the acceleration of the plan to re-open Ireland yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Madeleine McCann suspect is being ‘investigated over two other child disappearances’

Christian Brueckner has been linked to the disappearance of two children in 1996 and 2015.

From The42 'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life' Opening Up

'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'

Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

Two recipes to help you put the 'aah' in afternoon tea, from County Derry

Bronagh Duffin of The Bakehouse in Derry shares her Covid-19 shutdown story and a couple of delicious recipes.

From The42 Will there be crowds at GAA games, could the All-Ireland run into 2021 and will it be knock-out? Roadmap To Return

Will there be crowds at GAA games, could the All-Ireland run into 2021 and will it be knock-out?

We look at some key questions after the GAA launched its return to action plan yesterday.

'There's 35 years of history there': Documentary takes behind-the-scenes look at Together For Yes campaign

Anna Rodgers, the director of When Women Won, discusses the importance of history when it comes to the ‘repeal’ campaign.

Daily Department of Health briefings to drop to two days a week as Ireland enters Phase Two

The Department of Health has held daily press briefings since the start of the crisis.

The government has extended the pandemic payment schemes. Here's what you need to know

The schemes will last throughout the summer into August. Here’s what it all means.

Yesterday’s News

Visits to nursing homes return on 15 June - but with stringent checks for visitors

The lifting of the ban on nursing home visits was announced today.

From The42 Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup COYBIG

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

It’s 18 years to the day since Robbie Keane put the ball in the German net in Ibaraki.

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister

Abdelmalek Droukdel was the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa.

Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza

Washington DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change.

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Dublin City Council says playgrounds will stay closed despite government announcement

The government announced that children can return to playgrounds as the country embarks on Phase Two.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

'It's a deviation': Government 'found a way around' NPHET advice on shopping centres and 20km rule

Tony Holohan had recommended shopping centres remain closed and people stay within 20km of home.

Garda investigation launched after dogs worth €5k found in the back of a van

The dogs are lurchers, beagles and a border terrier.

Your evening longread: How the 'Apple of pot' failed

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

'It's a great day for him': Trump suggests George Floyd would be happy about the US employment rate

Trump said the improving economy was the best thing to help improve race relations.

Pubs serving food can reopen on 29 June but with table service only

All other pubs can reopen on 20 July – three weeks earlier than originally planned.

Phase Two (plus): Everything you need to know about the changes set to kick in from Monday

All retail shops to reopen, groups of six allowed to meet, and travel within your own county – some of the measures kicking in from Monday.

The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?

On this week’s episode, Glenn Burkins joins us from North Carolina to talk about the impact of the protests.

From The42 GAA announce club fixtures to return on 31 July and county games from 17 October Roadmap

GAA announce club fixtures to return on 31 July and county games from 17 October

Club pitches will open from the end of June as the GAA announce their roadmap for the return to action.

Sofa Watch: The Late Late is finished for the summer - but Pat's back on TV for a 'big interview'

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

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