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Today’s News

41 people injured in explosion at fireworks factory in Turkey

Up to 200 people were inside the factory but most escaped unharmed.

RTÉ announces David McCullagh as new co-presenter of Six One News from September

McCullagh first joined RTÉ back in 1993 and will fill the role left vacant by Keelin Shanley.

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds

Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.

New prime minister named in France as Emmanuel Macron launches government reshuffle

Macron said he is seeking a “new path” to rebuild the country for the two remaining years of his term.

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'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford accused the UK government of making an announcement and then trying to “work out” what they meant.

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall

The ban was due to remain in place until 21 July.

O'Neill says she'll never apologise for attending Bobby Storey's funeral but accepts her actions upset people

O’Neill, party president Mary Lou McDonald and other prominent SF members attended the funeral on Tuesday.

From The42 'As soon as we landed in Dublin, the phone rang': The inside story of Duff's record Chelsea move Duffer

'As soon as we landed in Dublin, the phone rang': The inside story of Duff's record Chelsea move

Man United and Liverpool flirted with the idea but it was the Londoners who broke the Irish transfer record to sign the Dubliner and kickstart the Roman revolution.

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson

Johnson said he believed in practical action to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

Poll: Will you be attending a pub or restaurant this weekend? Your Say This post contains a poll

Paschal Donohoe: Wage subsidy scheme 'won't come to abrupt end'

The Finance Minister noted the ‘particular’ value of the scheme to government.

Ryanair says it is trying to speed up processing customer refunds from March to June

Pilots at the airline have accepted a 20% pay cut to “minimise job losses”.

'Every home has come to know him': Tributes paid to Dr Tony Holohan as he steps aside to spend time with family

Micheál Martin and Simon Harris are among those to thank Dr Holohan.

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Two men charged over burglary and assault in Clonmel

A man in his 30s was assaulted during the incident on Wednesday.

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral

Michelle O’Neill was criticised after attending a service for the former IRA prisoner this week.

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery British Empire This post contains videos

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after crash between van and lorry in Monaghan N2

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after crash between van and lorry in Monaghan

The crash took place yesterday on the N2 at approximately 3.40pm.

US attorney would 'welcome' statement from Prince Andrew after arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell

Maxwell was arrested yesterday and accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein “identify, befriend and groom” multiple young girls.

Opinion: Our rotting Seanad won’t survive much longer, it's crying out for reform

UCC students Adam Hallissey and Charlie Power argue that the Seanad has become a place for failed TDs to wait for election, and it has the capacity for so much more.

Antibody test to identify 'immune' individuals to get government funding boost

Those that are ‘immune’ could therefore be safe to return to work.

'Our friend was badly let down by the State': Calls for transparency around deaths in Direct Provision one year after Sylva Tukula's burial

The CSO is aiming to collect data on Direct Provision deaths but the Justice Department says it has no role in collecting this.

North Dublin apartment block given green light despite objection from local pub

An Bord Pleanála overturned the Council’s original decision in August 2019.

Central Bank: Early signs of recovery are visible but Ireland's economic future remains uncertain

Real-time economic data suggests the worst of the decline was experienced in April.

Yesterday’s News

Boris Johnson urges Brits to 'act responsibly' when pubs open

Johnson said the easing of restrictions “is about supporting the livelihoods of business owners”.

Ghislaine Maxwell appears in court facing sex charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein FBI Probe This post contains videos

Ghislaine Maxwell appears in court facing sex charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein

Maxwell faces charges over her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of girls by the disgraced financier.

Post-mortem due on man found dead in car in Dublin city centre

According to gardaí, the man was in his early 20s.

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Ruthless Man City spoil Liverpool's title party

It is just the Reds’ second defeat of the season, with their opponents consolidating the runners-up spot in the table.

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Quiz: How well do you know these national celebrations from around the world?

People in the US will mark Independence Day this Saturday.

Dr Tony Holohan to step away from work as Chief Medical Officer for family reasons

Dr Ronan Glynn has been appointed Acting Chief Medical Officer.

Your evening longread: What's wrong with Whatsapp?

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you stream this weekend? Movies This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which film will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed for now, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few options.

Major incident declared in Manchester as hazardous chemical taken from stolen van

Talunex is highly toxic if swallowed and emits a very toxic gas upon contact with water and acids.

From The42 As it happened: Man City v Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Man City v Liverpool, Premier League

Liverpool faced Man City, as the Reds attempted to build on a historic season.

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

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