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Dublin: 11 °C Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Today’s News

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

Four men arrested as part of investigation into €1.5m money laundering operation

It came after gardaí identified a number of bogus companies established by a criminal group.

10 new cases and Italy re-opens to European tourists: Today's Covid-19 main points

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

Mumbai re-introduces some Covid-19 restrictions ahead of city's first cyclone in 70 years

Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall around 100km from Mumbai this afternoon.

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

Italy hopes to win back visitors as it re-opens to European tourists

The tourism sector contributes around 13% to Italy’s GDP.

Return of the mac as sunny spell gives way to scattered showers

The rain will return and temperatures will drop across the country over the next few days.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Will being able to travel 20km significantly impact your life under Covid-19? Phase Two This post contains a poll

Poll: Will being able to travel 20km significantly impact your life under Covid-19?

The next phase of restrictions lifting in Ireland is due to begin next week.

New trial starts in UK to see if ibuprofen can help prevent severe breathing problems in Covid-19 patients

The trial will focus on those who are hospitalised, not for those with mild or suspected Covid-19.

From The42 'It's an insight into what life will be like after football' - Dublin All-Star firefighter focusing on the frontline In The Line Of Fire

'It's an insight into what life will be like after football' - Dublin All-Star firefighter focusing on the frontline

Lyndsey Davey was planning to retire from inter-county duty after this season, her 17th campaign in the Sky Blue jersey.

Firefighters battle gorse fire in Louth overnight

Onlookers were asked to disperse last night as fire crews focused on protecting homes in the area.

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns

Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson said the treatment of victims by the authorities was “cruel, callous and insulting”.

Lengthy pause from Trudeau as he's asked about use of tear gas on US protesters Canada This post contains videos

Lengthy pause from Trudeau as he's asked about use of tear gas on US protesters

Trudeau has been careful in the past not to criticise his counterpart as Canada relies on the US for 75% of exports.

Protesters defy curfews but fewer reports of looting and violence as Trump remains defiant

The US President defended the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to clear a path for his church visit, saying “people liked my walk”.

Wellness Wednesday: Worry is of no use to anyone, especially now in a time of crisis

Counsellor Trish Farrell offers some tips to avoid worry during this time of change.

Explainer: What is Antifa and why has Trump said it will be labelled a terrorist organisation?

Trump and other US officials have partly blamed Antifa for the violence at recent protests.

Minister for Education issues new court action against Western Building Systems

40 schools built by the firm have required remedial work to fix structural issues.

Use of nitrous oxide or 'hippie crack' on the rise during pandemic

A teenage boy died after inhaling the gas in Dublin last month.

Yesterday’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.

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.

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