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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C
5th June 2023
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about Macbeth?
It’s due to be examined on the Leaving Cert English Paper Two this week.
# good evening
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# whoops
Austrian political party overturns leadership vote after wrong person is declared winner
Party officials discovered that the number of votes ‘was reversed’ on Saturday due to a spreadsheet error.
# met police
UK Tory MP charged with racially abusing activist
The London MP allegedly told a man to ‘go back to Bahrain’ and that he was ‘taking money off my country’.
# Courts
Man granted bail after being charged with €180k worth of drugs
He was charged with unlawfully possessing cocaine, cannabis, MDMA and ketamine.
# UK
Man appears in court after protest at Epsom Derby
It comes after he was filmed running on to the course as the race began on Saturday.
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
War strategy
A Ukrainian counter-offensive is imminent – but success will come at a terrible cost
Tom Clonan
Russia latest
The Moscow drone attacks will have a profound effect on Russia’s elite
Donnacha Ó Beacháin
Census latest
Is the health of the Irish population declining? Census data may indicate that it is
Dr Irene Mosca
Saving nature
'Yes, state budget surpluses should be used to pay farmers to rewild their land'
Eoghan Daltun
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# Donetsk
Ukraine denies that Russia repelled its counteroffensive in Donetsk
Ukraine has for months said it is preparing a major counteroffensive, hoping to reclaim territory lost since Russia launched its invasion.
# ibsa
Northern Irish man sentenced to four years in prison for Image Based Sexual Abuse
The man sent intimate images of the women to their relatives or employers and made three death threats.
# Virginia
Four dead in small plane crash in US state of Virginia that sparked an alert in the capital
F-16s chased the unresponsive aircraft at high speed – triggering a sonic boom across Washington and its suburbs.
# West Bank
Three-year-old Palestinian shot by Israeli forces dies
The Israeli army said it ‘regrets harm to non-combatants’ and is committed to preventing such incidents.
# Hong Kong
Hong Kong police arrest a woman accused of killing her three young daughters
The woman and the girls lived in a small apartment in Sham Shui Po, one of the poorest districts in the city.
# kinahan cartel
Senior Kinahan organised crime figure Liam Byrne arrested by Spanish police in Majorca
Spanish police said that Liam Byrne had travelled to the island for a family reunion and was wanted by the UK for arms trafficking.
# The Troubles
'Absolutely horrendous': Woman who witnessed father being shot by IRA denied Troubles' scheme
Jeanitta McCabe witnessed her father being shot multiple times in her family home in 1990, but this has not been deemed a ‘Troubles-related incident’.
# Sutton
Gardaí appeal for information after 'mass brawl' on Burrow Beach yesterday
Gardaí maintained a presence at the scene until the large crowds that had gathered had dispersed safely.
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# Your Say
Poll: Have you watched the final episode of Succession?
Brian Cox, who stars as Logan Roy, has revealed he hasn’t seen the show’s finale.
TV presenter Holly Willoughby ‘shaken, troubled, let down and worried’ in This Morning return
She returned to present This Morning for the first time since Phillip Schofield stepped down from the ITV programme.
# India
Trains resume service at site of India's deadliest train disaster in decades
There is concern that the death toll of 275 could still rise with medical centres overwhelmed by the number of casualties, many in serious condition.
# Blue Monday
Fatal heart attacks more common on a Monday, research of Irish data suggests
Scientists have been unable to fully explain this ‘Blue Monday’ phenomenon.
# New South Wales
Australian woman who spent 20 years in prison for killing four children is pardoned and released
Fresh scientific evidence suggests Kathleen Folbigg’s children died from natural causes.
# Blagging
Prince Harry due at High Court today for his claim against Mirror publisher
Harry claims Mirror Group Newspapers were linked to phone hacking and ‘blagging’.
# Clare
Conservationists welcome hatching of five new white-tailed eagle chicks in Clare
A male eagle who lived alone for four years has fledged chicks with a new partner.
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# Ballymoney
Police in the North appeal for witnesses after train station fight involving up to 20 people
A local councillor described the incident which left a 14-year-old requiring hospital treatment as a ‘gruesome attack’.
Extract: Life and death in a Dublin tenement - 'finding rent was a struggle'
Tim Murtagh shares an extract from his new book, Spectral Mansions which documents the lives of those living in Dublin tenements over 100 years ago.
# Housing Crisis
Galway council to write to advertising watchdog over Airbnb posts in rent pressure zone
The city’s housing availability comes under significant pressure at this time of year, locals say.
# Fossil Funds
EU Commissioner says auto-enrol pensions should be 'transparent' about climate sustainability
Pre-legislative scrutiny of Ireland’s auto-enrolment pension scheme called for funds to be prohibited from investing in fossil fuels.
4th June 2023
# Quiz
Quiz: Can you tell where these Irish beaches are?
Let’s test your knowledge…
Money Diaries: A therapist on €47K living in the midwest of the country
This week, our reader is a great believer in Revolut vaults and is using that system effectively to plan trips and stay organised.
# evening fix
Here's what happened today: Sunday
Your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# Crude oil
Saudi Arabia cuts oil output by a million barrels a day to boost sagging prices
The recent slump in oil prices has allowed western car drivers to fill their tanks for less.
# All-Ireland SFC
Three-goal Derry power past Donegal to continue unbeaten start
It was an encouraging sight for Donegal fans when Paddy McBrearty returned from injury in the second half.
# u20 gaelic football
Cork clinch third All-Ireland U20 crown in four years after tough battle with Offaly
Micheál Mullins and Diarmuid Healy bagged crucial goals for Cork while Ben Cunningham scored nine points.
# Gardaí
Man charged after gardaí seize €182,000 worth of suspected drugs in Dublin
The drugs seized are suspected to be cannabis herb, cocaine and MDMA.
# War in Ukraine
At least 500 Ukrainian children killed in war, says Zelenskyy
The Ukrainian president was speaking after a two-year-old girl was killed in the city of Dnipro.
# India
Official links deadly Indian train crash to signal system
The death toll of the three-train crash currently stands at 275, with 900 injured.
# Golf
Antrim's Tom McKibbin wins first DP World Tour golf title aged 20
McKibbin, 20, shot a three-under par final round with the Porsche European Open in Hamburg.
# All-Ireland SFC
Mayo narrowly hold off late Louth fightback to maintain winning run in All-Ireland series
Mayo were five points ahead with injury time almost up when Louth attempted a late rally.
# Sudan
Fighting rages in Sudan as the US and Saudi Arabia push for new truce talks
Multiple ceasefires have been broken between the country’s warring generals.
# UK
Man charged after wearing shirt appearing to refer to Hillsborough disaster
The man wore the shirt to Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup final between Manchester City and local rivals Manchester United.
Majority of voters want USC scrapped, new polling shows
The desire for the controversial tax to be abolished is consistent across the political spectrum of voters.