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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 6 June, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Senior gardaí arrested, demolition of Dublin building and Trinity professor missing on Everest.

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


NO FEE PRES HOSTS AFTERNOON TEA MX-12 President Michael D Higgins hosts afternoon tea in the Áras. He's pictured here with Helen Stokes (L) and Marie Tolan (R). Source: Maxwell Photography


Launch Of The Christchurch Call Global Initiative - Paris British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace. Source: Liewig Christian/ABACA

#COUNTDOWN: Theresa May has agreed to set out a timetable for her resignation as Conservative party leader next month.

#ABORTION: Alabama’s Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the US, as several other states also tighten their laws.

#AUSTRIA: Austrian MPs have approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government.



Clare Daly paid an emotional tribute to women who died as the result of medical misadventure last night, as the Dáil debated legislation that would make inquests into maternal deaths mandatory.

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Seven US states have tightened their abortion laws so far this year, including high-profile cases in Alabama and Georgia. Why is this happening now – and could abortion end up being restricted across the US? Or even banned? Sinead O’Carroll, Aoife Barry and Christine Bohan look for answers in the latest episode of The Explainer, our new podcast.

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