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Dublin: 15 °C Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Today’s News

93% of health workers who had virus recover, and WHO warns against antibiotics: Today's Covid-19 main points

Eight deaths and 10 new cases were reported by health officials today.

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'

The Heallth Minister said he understood the motivations of protesters and “would have been there with people in normal times”.

Quiz: How well can you do in this Leaving Cert exam?

Can you match up to the class of 2020?

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From The42 'We were up 10 points and she just scored three or four goals' - battles with a 12-time All-Ireland winner Genius Week

'We were up 10 points and she just scored three or four goals' - battles with a 12-time All-Ireland winner

Former Cork camogie star Sandie Fitzgibbon reflects on the days when she came up against Angela Downey.

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly

The motion doesn’t impact or change Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Candlemaker faces €400,000 VAT bill after losing legal battle over shape of candles

The Tax Appeals Commission rejected an appeal by the candlemaking firm.

Your evening longread: A personal history of racism

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

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Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him WRC

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him

Baneham found that McGrath’s role with Focus Ireland “was ended through unlawful and less favourable treatment because of his age”.

Debunked: No, some Penneys stores are not reopening on a trial basis this week

It appears as though misinformation about Penneys reopening is being deliberately shared in a bid to dupe people.

There have been 88 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí

Gardaí have used spit-guards 63 times since 8 April, according to new figures.

From The42 Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI Analysis

Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI

Nixon Morton — an FAI Council member — has written to both Uefa and Fifa to express concerns over perceived issues with the new set-up.

The Remote: Daniel at home, the Normal People finale and a classic Hitchcock flick - it's your weekly TV guide

We’ve got you covered for some shows and films to sink your teeth into this week.

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 10 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

Sinn Féin to oppose DUP's motion against abortion in cases of non-fatal disabilities

The motion “rejects the imposition of abortion legislation which extends to all non-fatal disabilities, including Down’s syndrome”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Here’s a round up of the big news stories this afternoon.

UK report shows BAME people at higher risk of Covid-19

The study shows that black, Asian and ethnic minority people are at a higher risk of dying from Covid-19

Major spike in grocery sales since restrictions began

Take-home grocery sales grew by 25% over the last 12 weeks – the fastest rate of growth in 15 years.

Travel demand on public transport during Phase One has been higher than expected, says NTA

Normal Monday-Friday timetables for commuters on bus and DART are due to recommence on 8 June.

Man in his 60s dies in single-vehicle crash in Mayo

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million

‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.

From The42 Fifa urges leagues to use 'common sense' on disciplining players over George Floyd protests Justice

Fifa urges leagues to use 'common sense' on disciplining players over George Floyd protests

The German Football Association is investigating players displaying political messages during matches.

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

Explainer: The 213-year-old law Trump may invoke to deploy military troops in US states

The US President said he will “solve the problem” for governors if they do not “dominate the streets”.

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment drops again with 64,000 now back to work

€190.2 million worth of payments were issued to 543,200 people today.

From The42 'He was almost poetic' - Gary Lineker tells us about Hugh McIlvanney's genius Genius Week

'He was almost poetic' - Gary Lineker tells us about Hugh McIlvanney's genius

The Match of the Day presenter celebrates one of sportswriting’s masters in a special edition of the Behind the Lines podcast.

Two arrested after woman (60s) threatened during aggravated burglary in Cork

The incident happened at a property in the Mayfield area shortly before 8pm last night.

'Much lower risk' of Covid-19 spreading beyond one metre - study

A new study by The Lancet has analysed various measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Videos of NYPD officers' conduct during protests under investigation

In one video, an officer appears to draw his gun on a crowd of protesters.

Body of boy (5) recovered from Lough Mask in Co Mayo during search operation

The child entered the water while out on Lough Mask at around 6.30pm yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 Quiz: Do you know which European rugby clubs these jerseys belong to? Kitted Out

Quiz: Do you know which European rugby clubs these jerseys belong to?

We’re testing your knowledge with a random sample of shirts from the past couple of decades.

Poll: Does your city/town need more public toilets? Your Say This post contains a poll

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings

The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.

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