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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 5 June, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Arrests in the Essex lorry case, asylum seekers and Boris Johnson made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


3152 Bord Bia_90583863 Irish farmers outside the headquarters of Bord Bia in Dublin, protesting against what they describe as anti-farmer behaviour by the organisation. Source: Leah Farrell/

  • A Northern Irish man was arrested in Dublin in connection with the Essex lorry case in which 39 people died. 
  • The Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality called on protesters to “show some humanity” and welcome a number of asylum seekers who were due to be housed on Achill Island.
  • A cyclist was killed in a road collision on South Circular Road in Dublin.
  • Photographs showing patients lying on the floor and on chairs at the psychiatric unit at University Hospital Waterford were criticised.
  • A man in his 20s was arrested over a hit-and-run collision in Cork.
  • UFC fighter Conor McGregor was ordered to pay a fine of €1,000 after pleading guilty to the assault of a man at a Dublin pub.
  • Siptu members working for the national speed camera van operator GoSafe rejected a proposal to resolve an ongoing industrial dispute.
  • All-Ireland winners Dublin bagged seven awards in the 2019 GAA All-Star football side.


cake-international Tuba Geckil adding the finishing touches to her life-size creation of Villanelle from drama Killing Eve, on display during Cake International 2019 in Birmingham. Source: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images

#VIETNAM: Vietnamese police arrested two people in connection with the death of 39 migrants whose bodies were found in a truck in Essex.

#BRITAIN: Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected US President Donald Trump’s advice of forming a Brexit pact with Brexiteer Nigel Farage ahead of the UK general election.

#CAMBODIA: A post-mortem examination found that British backpacker Amelia Bambridge, whose body was found at sea a week after she disappeared in Cambodia, drowned.

#UK: The family of Harry Dunn were told there was a “less than 1% chance” somebody would be held accountable for his death.


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