Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.21 10 Jun 2020


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Family and friends of George Floyd have said their final goodbyes at a funeral service in Houston, Texas.

His killing, after being restrained by police in Minneapolis, has inspired global anti-racism protests.

At the service, Mr Floyd's niece, Brooke Williams, described her uncle's murder as a hate crime and demanded laws are changed.

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There is concern parents will have to fork out more for childcare when creches start to re-open on June 29th.

Labour TD Sean Sherlock says the decision to halt ECCE funding on April 10th may hit some providers with a funding shortfall.

He says creches may try and recover any loss from parents and they need to know if they will have to pay more.

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Tomorrow is the deadline for the conclusion of talks on government formation.

A number of issues between the parties involved - Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens - still remain outstanding and it is thought unlikely the deadline will be met.

It is reported that The Green Party is facing pressure from within to avoid compromising on core issues.

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A teenage boy has been released after being arrested in in connection with the stabbing of a 17 year-old boy in Co Cork.

He was stabbed at Waterpark in Carrigaline on Saturday night and has since been released from hospital.

Gardaí say the attack was recorded and shared widely on social media.

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Young people across the country will receive a very unique Gaisce Award on Wednesday.

The awards are given to young people between 15 and 25 for participating in a variety of activities over a certain period.

This year it was transformed into 'Gaisce at Home', with activities adapted to accommodate participants locked down under under COVID-19 guidelines.

Main image: Flowers are seen outside the church where George Floyd's funeral is held in Houston, Texas. Picture by: unreguser/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

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