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22.00 2 Jun 2020


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COVID-19: Eight more deaths in Ireland

Eight more people have died from COVID-19 in Ireland.

Latest figures also show that there have been 10 new cases of the virus.

This brings the death toll here to 1,658 and a total of 25,066 cases.

Deadline for programme for government set to be missed

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has conceded it is likely to be next week before programme for government negotiations conclude.

A deadline had been set for the end of the week, but that will now be missed.

There are large areas of agreement already between the parties - with the low hanging fruit parts of negotiation having been wrapped up pretty quickly.

MEP calls on Ireland to summon US ambassador over handling of George Floyd protests

An Irish MEP wants the Taoiseach to summon the US ambassador over the behaviour of President Donald Trump.

It is in the wake of his handling of the fallout from the death of George Floyd.

A wave of protests has swept across the country, with Mr Trump threatening to deploy the US military to tackle violence.

Dublin Zoo reopens its doors after 11-week lockdown

Dublin Zoo has said it lost €3.8m while it was closed during the lockdown.

The zoo said it could have welcomed 200,000 visitors during the 11 weeks it was closed.

It has reopened today with a range new public health rules in place to protect visitors.

'Mistake' saw official COVID-19 leaflet not printed bilingually

The general-secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge says a 'mistake' meant the Government's official information leaflet on COVID-19 was not printed in both Irish and English.

Questions have been raised over why separate coronavirus information booklets were sent out to every household.

Generally, official Government booklets - such as those for referendums - are printed with English on one side and Irish on the other.

Main image: The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan at the nightly COVID-19 briefing, 02-06-20. Picture by: Rory Walsh

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