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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 6°C


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# Antarctic
An iceberg the size of Mayo is about to break off Antarctica - and could start a chain reaction
Kildare scientist Dr Martin O’Leary told that it could lead to a rise of 10cm in sea levels worldwide.
# Heavy lies the crown
'Bloody hell Your Majesty, I nearly shot you' - Britain's queen was almost killed by her guardsman
“Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me,” Elizabeth II is reported to have told the guardsman.
# the 49
Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims
On 12 June, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in America’s deadliest mass shooting.
# smart bins
How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland
Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.
# You Can Work It Out
Test yourself in the ultimate Bumper Beatles Christmas Quiz
How well do you know the most famous band in history?
# ashes to ashes
It's your Christmas David Bowie Quiz
The man born as David Robert Jones died on 11 January, bequething a cultural legacy unmatched by all but The Beatles, Elvis and Bob Dylan.
# Global Warming
Record temperatures as the North Pole gets a heatwave for Christmas
As the North Pole is made up completely of sea ice, it may mean that Santa Claus will have to transfer his operations elsewhere.
# Weather
Baby it's windy outside: ferry services cancelled as motorists warned over debris
A swan took advantage of the festive season by taking a wander down Dublin’s north quays this morning.
# Russia
'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference
Today’s press event saw some journalists holding up placards comparing Putin to Superman.
# siblings
Poll: Do you do Kris Kindle in your family?
Do you think adult families should concentrate on buying each adult sibling one decent Christmas present rather than everyone buying for everyone?
# Jan Sahas
India's rape epidemic: The survivors speak
Each day in India, 92 women are raped. A group of rape survivors spoke to on a recent visit.
# Obesity
The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)
Fruit and vegetables now comprise the largest shelf on the food pyramid.
# lurkers
It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research
People’s emotional life improves significantly when they quit the social network for a week, a study found.
Italy is preparing to bail out the world's oldest bank - and bondholders will be burnt
The world’s oldest bank and Italy’s third-biggest, BMPS is racing against the clock to raise €5 billion or face a government bailout.
# Alcohol
Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days
The figure is an increase of over a third (34%) on the number for this time last year.
# Sneachta
The puppy found at Dublin Airport last week has found a new home for Christmas
The ISPCA recently issued a list of warning signs for puppy farms, adding that pets never make good Christmas presents.
# Inauguration
US comedian alleges he has unreleased footage showing Donald Trump using the 'N-word' and 'C-word'
“I have the outtakes to The Apprentice where he says every … offensive, racist thing ever,” Tom Arnold said.
# Ceasefire
Where is Bana? Seven-year-old girl who tweeted the Aleppo siege found safe and well
Several online videos have emerged showing Bana Al-Abed in the countryside outside Aleppo.
# CEO fraud
€4.3 million mistakenly transferred by Meath County Council frozen in Hong Kong bank
A criminal investigation is underway into the stolen money, which has been secured in a Hong Kong bank.
# jonathan bell
The DUP suspends former minister as the 'ash for cash' scandal burns on
The North’s former Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell had accused DUP figures of delaying plans to close down the scheme.
# Jonathan Gabay
The FAI's new marketing guru has accused fans of anti-semitic abuse
On Thursday night, English branding expert Jonathan Gabay delivered a controversial brand review on the League of Ireland.
# Dublin Buddhist Centre
Vegetarianism, communal living and 'plenty of craic': How do Irish Buddhists live?
We spoke to male and female Irish order members from the Dublin Buddhist Centre.
# H5N8
Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England
An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 (bird flu) has been confirmed in Lincolnshire.
# Michael McGrath
Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages
Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.
# rochestown
Gardaí seize €120,000 in cash and drugs worth €40,000 in Cork raids
Two men have been charged with the seizures and are due before court today.
# Special Criminal Court
Three men charged with dissident republican activity in Cork
The three men, ranging in age from the mid-30s to their early 50s, were arrested on Thursday evening.
# Homelessness
Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%
Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.
# orchids
Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites
Twenty vascular plants (or 1.7% of those assessed) are critically endangered, 25 (2.1%) are endangered and 61 (5.0%) are vulnerable.
# WhatsApp
Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data
The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.
# haulage
Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy
Industry groups said the move will cost drivers upwards of €15 per tyre.
# Slurry
Over 1,200 dead fish found along important spawning river in Cork
Fisheries Ireland says a large discharge of raw slurry into the Owentaraglin River, a tributary of the Blackwater, is likely to have caused the fish kill.
# court letter
O'Sullivan 'stands over' support for man arrested on explosives charges before Prince Charles visit
Donal O’Coisdealbha was jailed for five and a half years yesterday after pleading guilty to IRA membership.
# Azores
The mild December weather broke temperature records at Phoenix Park today
The record temperature for Finner in south Donegal has been equalled, meanwhile.
# East Wall
Gardaí arrest man over fatal stabbing of wheelchair user
Anthony Rogers, who was 61, was stabbed multiple times at his home near Cork Street, Dublin on 6 November.
# Swords
Taxi driver rescues family trapped inside a burning house at 4.30am
Derek Malone managed to get a little girl and her parents to safety.
# hiring
Aldi has announced 400 new jobs as part of a major expansion
The €100 million investment will see 20 new stores.
# Aleppo
Seven-year-old Syrian girl's Twitter account disappears as Assad's forces close in
Bana Alabed’s tweets from war-town Aleppo – written in English with the help of her mother – gained worldwide prominence.