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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Breaking

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# Resigned
Éamon Ó Cuív resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader
The former minister said to continue in his role as deputy leader and communications spokesperson while he did not support the fiscal compact treaty ratification “would be incompatible for me.”
# Referendum
Government confirms referendum on EU fiscal compact treaty
Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed in the Dáil today that there will be a referendum held to ratify the EU treaty.
# You're Fired
Sacked in the morning: Mick McCarthy fired by Wolves
Wolves have terminated manager Mick McCarthy’s contract with immediate effect.
# Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank to cut 600 jobs in the Republic
The bank will shed 950 jobs in its Irish operation – North and South of the border.
# Jackson trial
Conrad Murray sentenced to four years imprisonment over Michael Jackson death
In sentencing Judge Michael Pastor repeatedly chastised Murray for what he called a “horrific violation of trust” while caring for Jackson.
Senior management at RTÉ to step aside during Fr Reynolds inquiries
The producer and reporter on the programme which libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds will also step aside.
# Breaking
Cusack named Cork hurling captain
Cork manager Jimmy Barry Murphy has named veteran goalkeeper Donal Óg Cusack as Shane O’Neill’s successor to the captaincy.
# Race for the Áras
Fianna Fáil not supporting any presidential candidate
The move puts the presidential hopes of Dana and David Norris in some doubt.
# Norway
Death toll in Norway rises to 91
Eighty-four people have been shot dead on the Norwegian island of Utoya. Police say the Oslo blast and the shootings are connected.
# Oslo
WATCH: First videos of explosion aftermath in Oslo
The extent of the devastation is as yet unclear.
# Hacking
WATCH: Rupert Murdoch pied by protester whilst giving evidence to MPs
Murdoch has been giving evidence in the phone hacking scandal.
# Hacking
Brooks to be questioned by parliament over hacking
But what will Rupert and James Murdoch do?
# Hacking
News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB
It follows the controversy surrounding the allegations that newspapers owned by its proprietor Ruper Murdoch were involved in phone-hacking.
# Healy-Rae
Healy-Rae will pay back money from Dáil calls
He continues to deny any wrongdoing and said he would pay the money back as a gesture.
# Glastonbury
David Cameron’s constituency chairman found dead at Glastonbury
The UK prime minister said he was “devastated” by Christopher Shale’s death in the backstage area at the music festival.
# Breaking
Six mountaineers found dead in French Alps
# Brian Lenihan
Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has died
The former Minister for Finance died in the early hours of this morning.
# Breaking
Pilots at Aer Lingus call off industrial action following LRC talks
# Yemen
Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh injured in attack on compound
Earlier reports claimed that the president had been killed in a shell attack on his compound.
# Afghanistan
Six dead after suicide bomber strikes tent filled with medical students in Afghanistan
The Taliban said it was targeting foreign trainers and Afghan doctors who work with them.
# Morocco
At least 14 dead after explosion hits tourist spot in Moroccan city of Marrakesh
The blast appears to have been caused by gas canisters in a café but Department of Foreign Affairs says no reports of any Irish people injured.
HSE board to resign as Reilly announces major changes
The news comes as it was reported earlier that the minister for health would ask the board to resign at a meeting today.
# Breaking
Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes off Japanese coast
# Japan
Breaking: Death toll in Japanese earthquake disaster stands at 60
# Japan
Death toll rises to 26 in Japan earthquake disaster
# Tsunami
Ten metre high tsunami hits Japan after magnitude 8.9 earthquake
# heathrow airport
Police play down incident at Heathrow airport
The police have played down an earlier incident where it was reported that a man was threatening to blow himself up at the London airport.
# Coalition
Labour say no guarantee talks will conclude today as FG say a number of issues remain
Reports of a deal being close appear premature with Fine Gael also saying there are still a number of issues to be resolved.
# Breaking
At least 15 cars crash in heavy fog on M7 Dublin/Limerick road
# Hazel Stewart
Hazel Stewart found guilty of murdering husband and former lover's wife
The 47-year-old has been found guilty on both counts of murder at a court in Coleraine today.
# GE11
The results of four more counts are in - Cavan Monaghan and Dun Laoghaire
# GE11
Leo Varakar elected in Dublin West
# Wexford
Old wartime shell found near Wexford polling station made safe
The Irish Defence Forces bomb disposal team have now removed the shell from the area.
# Breaking
'Serious concerns' for two more Irish people in New Zealand earthquake.
# New Zealand
Details emerge of two Irish people confirmed dead in New Zealand earthquake
Details of the two deceased begin to emerge with ‘serious concerns’ over two more Irish people missing and ten more still unaccounted for.
# Cork Crash
President and Taoiseach express deep shock and sadness at Cork air crash
Political parties cancel events: Fianna Fáil postpones its fiscal policy launch, though Fine Gael’s proceeds; Labour leaders Eamon Gilmore offers sympathies.
# Cork Crash
Six confirmed dead after plane flips over on landing in Cork
A Manx2 plane en route from Belfast crashed and burst into flames at the edge of the runway on its third attempt to land. Six people have died and six are being treated in hospital for injuries, but none are critical.
# Cork Crash
In Photos: The Cork plane crash tragedy
Both professional and amateur photographers capture the scene at Cork airport.
# Cork Crash
Fog so bad at Cork airport that plane crash could not be seen from terminal building
Eyewitnesses say plane sounded like it was in trouble over Blarney and was seen making several attempts to land in heavy fog.