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Morning top 5: COVID-19 complacency; public transport funds; and Essex extradition hearing

People are being urged to do all they can to still avoid contracting COVID-19, despite 92% of cas...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.24 12 Jun 2020


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Morning top 5: COVID-19 compla...

Morning top 5: COVID-19 complacency; public transport funds; and Essex extradition hearing

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.24 12 Jun 2020


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People are being urged to do all they can to still avoid contracting COVID-19, despite 92% of cases recovering fully.

Public health officials are concerned about complacency setting in with the virus, as the vast majority of the over 25,000 cases in this country have since recovered.

The death toll now stands at 1,703, after a further eight patients died, while eight new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

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The Transport Minister Shane Ross says he has asked Cabinet for €460m for transport operators.

He told the Dáil on Thursday that funding will be needed as the allocation for 2020 has already been used due to restrictions introduced due to COVID-19.

Last month, the Parliamentary Budget Office said Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail would be down around €200m on passenger fares for the first six months of this year.

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Police in the North investigating the killing of Lyra McKee say they have found the murder weapon.

The 29-year-old freelance journalist was shot and killed as she watched rioting in the Creggan area of Derry in April last year.

The pistol was found in a dissident Republican arms cache last weekend in the nearby Graiguenamanagh area.

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A man is being held by Gardaí in relation to the seizure of more than €6m worth of drugs at Dublin Port.

The discovery was made in a trailer from Rotterdam on Thursday by a Revenue detector dog.

Cannabis herb valued at €1.9m and cocaine worth around €4.3m were found in hot water cylinders.

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An Irishman wanted in the UK to face 39 manslaughter charges could find out this morning if he is going to be surrendered by authorities here in Ireland.

Ronan Hughes was arrested by Gardaí at his home at Leitrim Silverstream, Tyholland, Co Monaghan on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.

He is accused of being the “chief organiser and ringleader” of an illegal operation that led to the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants.

Main image:  Chief Medical Officer Dept of Health Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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