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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

47 new cases and a Black Lives Matter protest set to go ahead: Today's Covid-19 main points

Three deaths were confirmed by health officials today.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Here’s what’s hitting the news headlines today.

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Dramatic slide in government finances: €6 billion deficit in May compared to €63m last year

The Covid-19 crisis has placed a heavy demand on the country’s finances.

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services

Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.

'The wallpaper was my starting point': Leah's country-inspired apartment bedroom

Leah talks us through her DIY makeover on a shoestring budget.

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What can I get in and around Galway city... for €475,000?

Including a four-bed that’s a 20-minute walk from the city.

From The42 'You realise that football needs to take the backseat' - The Ireland star whose pro dream came to a cruel halt Walks Like Rianna

'You realise that football needs to take the backseat' - The Ireland star whose pro dream came to a cruel halt

Rianna Jarrett enjoyed a dream debut at Brighton, but it proved to be her only outing for the Seagulls.

From The42 'It's important to recognise that men's sport has had investment and privilege that most of women's sport never had' BTL

6 budget-friendly purchases inspired by Isobel's storage-smart bathroom

Recreate Isobel Waine’s minimalist modern look with a few key items.

Save vs splurge: 7 truly luxurious home accessories - and where you'll find the look for less

Louise Dockery shares some delightful dupes, all with a price tag of under €75.

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'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic

Golf champion Carol Brill said daily tasks can be “very, very stressful” for people with sight and hearing loss.

A €20m budget and just 67 field inspectors: Is the HSA up to the task of policing the Covid reopening?

Success in re-opening in Ireland is relying on community transmission of Covid-19 not to rise sharply again.

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year

There was over €2 million outstanding due to councils under the vacant site levy at the beginning of this year.

What can I get around Co Cork... for exactly €450,000?

Including a four-bed in Clonakilty and a five-bed with a jacuzzi in Crosshaven.

Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passes 'tragic milestone' of five million

Over 325,000 people have lost their lives from the coronavirus.

From The42 Warm up, change up: Complement your summer running routine Fitness

Warm up, change up: Complement your summer running routine

David Last gives some pointers on how to make the most of the outdoor space within 5km of your home.

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'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan

President Emmanuel Macron said that the funds “were not loans.”

Government giving Pieta House an extra €114,608 a month after Covid payments end

The cash will be on top of the €2.03 million Pieta House already receives from the State

Get The Look: 6 budget buys to help you recreate this vintage-inspired bathroom

Aisling Nugent mixed high street pieces with car boot sale finds. Here’s how to get her look.

Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron said today that Europe’s action at the start of the crisis wasn’t sufficient.

Take a seat: A masterclass in choosing furniture for your tiny garden or balcony

Laura de Barra shares some design know-how for your patch of green.

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Toddler to teen: 9 design tricks to future-proof your child's bedroom for a space that lasts

From the storage to the bedding, some forward planning can save you time and money later.

Garda overtime suspended 'with immediate effect' in a number of areas

A garda spokesperson said it was the organisation’s intention to work within the annual budget provided by government.

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

Tributes paid to filmmaker Lynn Shelton who has died aged 54

Friends said her ‘creative energy and infectious spirit were unrivalled’.

From The42 'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done' Irish Abroad

'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done'

Ruairí Cushion played in the Championship for six years and now coaches with Exeter.

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Proposal for playground in 1798 Rebellion memorial park branded 'immoral'

Fine Gael Cllr Ray McAdam believes a playground would increase footfall and offset anti-social behaviour in the park.

From The42 'The situation is worrying' - France's wealthiest rugby side cut budget by 20% Reality Sets In

'The situation is worrying' - France's wealthiest rugby side cut budget by 20%

The financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Stade Francais.

Dublin job losses as Ryanair cuts 250 employees across European offices

The job losses will be at the company’s bases in Dublin, Stansted, Madrid and Wroclaw.

'The costs of borrowing are real': Finance Minister says €30 billion deficit will have to be balanced

Paschal Donohoe said the country will need to find a way to run a budgetary surplus once more.

What will exactly €425,000 buy me in different areas of Dublin?

Including a three-bed terraced house in Killiney and a two-bed penthouse in Kilmainham.

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Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact

The UN brief highlighted the mental strains on people fearing that they or loved ones will be infected or die.

Pillow talk: A masterclass in getting the perfect support for a great night's sleep

Did you know that most pillows should be replaced every two years?

Photos: People around Ireland share photos of their sunrise to raise money for Pieta House

Last night, the Late Late Show helped to raise over €2 million for Pieta House.

From The42 'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom Looking Back This post contains videos

'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom

League of Ireland legend and former Cobh Ramblers boss Alfie Hale recounts the ex-Man United player’s early days, 30 years on from his move to English football.

'It's the dream home without the hassle': Why buying a showhome could save you time and effort

And how to view new showhomes at Cois Glaisin in Meath right now.

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