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Today’s News

From The42 Zero positive Covid-19 results from latest round of Premier League testing Project Restart

Zero positive Covid-19 results from latest round of Premier League testing

A total of 1,195 players and club staff were tested in the sixth screening session.

Catherine Martin will challenge Eamon Ryan for the Green Party leadership

Eamon Ryan has already stated he will contest the election.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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Tensions flare between mounted police and Black Lives Matter protesters in London

Protests were held in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle today.

Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there

Award-winning photographer, Eddie Hennessy, says his business gave him self worth but lack of support will shutter it.

From Monday, 15 NCT service centres, and 20 NDLS centres will reopen

Here’s the list of centres that are opening again, and the rules in place if you’re using them.

Two Buffalo police officers charged with assault on 75-year-old man

State governor Andrew Cuomo said of the incident: “What we saw was horrendous and disgusting, and I believe, illegal.”

Dublin city 'easing open' on Monday, but shoppers can expect queues

Shoppers can expect queues to enter stores, changing rooms to be closed and in some cases, staff wearing PPE.

Nine more people with the virus die, and the difficulty with reopening playgrounds: Today's Covid-19 main points

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

From The42 Turlough O'Brien steps down as Carlow football manager Carlow Rising

Turlough O'Brien steps down as Carlow football manager

He stands aside after six years in charge, most notable for a famous Championship win over Kildare.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Hundreds of people gather for Black Lives Matter protest at the US embassy

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

'Highly unlikely' weddings with over 100 people will take place 'over the next few months', says Harris

NPHET is to give advice to government on weddings in the next seven to ten days.

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.

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.

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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