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4th June 2023
# 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.
Man arrested in Belfast over Cork assault
He was detained under an international warrant.
# China
'Unsafe' action by China near American ship in Taiwan Strait, says US military
China says others are “intentionally creating trouble” in the Taiwan Strait.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you know who your MEPs are?
Next year Ireland will elect 14 MEPs to represent the country in Brussels.
# Gardaí
Teenager arrested after break in at Leinster House released without charge
A file is being prepared for the Garda Youth Diversion Programme.
# 7 great reads
Sitdown Sunday: The director of Succession's series finale breaks down that final episode
Settle down in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
Extract: 'Gently paced and physically undemanding, the voyage was the essence of slow travel'
Explorer, artist and ecologist Gwen Wilkinson shares an extract from her book The Waters and the Wild.
# War in Ukraine
Dnipro airstrike kills two-year-old girl and injures 22 others
The attack damaged a pair of two-storey buildings, 10 private homes, a shop and a gas pipeline.
# Gambling Addiction
The 'hidden victims' of the hidden addiction: Problem gambling and its impact on family members
“They had to change their lives because of what gambling addiction had done.”
Countdown starts on EU election as MEPs race to finish new laws
A report by
Lauren Boland
One year out from voting, the pressure is on to get through legislation before MEPs’ focus starts to ‘wander’ back to their constituencies.
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# Going Well
McIlroy grabs share of PGA Memorial lead with Kim, Lipsky
Meanwhile, Shane Lowry finished the day tied for 32nd on one-under-par.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about Al Pacino?
Pacino will soon be a father for the fourth time, aged 83.
A practical guide to reducing energy use in your home
The Government of Ireland has suggested a range of practical advice that will help you save money on your bills.
# News Fix
Here's what happened today: Saturday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
Parenting: 'The mental load of June is real - I'll be spending it in a state of disarray'
Mum Margaret Lynch is looking forward to the summer holidays because the mental load right now is unreal.
# in control
Dublin ease to nine-point win over Kildare at Nowlan Park
Dessie Farrell’s side were comfortable winners over an error-strewn Kildare side.
# middle Ireland
What is Fine Gael's 'middle Ireland' and are you in it?
Questions have been raised over whether Fine Gael policy will help the people it says it’s targeting.
# too good
Five-star Tongue strikes as England down gutsy Ireland
Their win was built on an imposing first-innings total of 524-4 declared featuring player of the match Ollie Pope’s 205 and Ben Duckett’s 182.
# India
More than 280 dead and hundreds injured in India triple train crash
Doctors and medical staff were rushed to the accident site.
# Gardaí
Teenage boy arrested following break in at Leinster House
He is currently detained at a Garda station in Dublin.
# Close contest
Clifford penalty key as Kerry survive Cork test to win by two
14,081 watched on in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
# Sudan
180 bodies buried without identification in Sudan as blasts rock Khartoum again
Civilians reported escalated fighting after the army quit ceasefire talks on Wednesday.
# This Morning
'Scores being settled' with claims of toxic culture on This Morning, says programme editor
Martin Frizell said he could not comment on the allegations due to an ongoing investigation.
# Surrey
19 animal rights activists arrested over alleged plans to disrupt the Epsom Derby
It comes after activist group vowed to “cancel or severely delay” the race.
# Shooting
3 Israeli soldiers and 1 Egyptian killed shooting near shared border
An Israeli army statement identified the assailant as an Egyptian policeman.
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine is 'ready' for counter-offensive, says Zelenskyy but major casualties feared
Ukraine has said it is preparing for a major offensive against Moscow’s occupation forces for months.
# Belfast
Man refused bail over charges in connection with taxi ‘threat’ video
Video footage of the incident was widely shared on social media.
# plastic waste
Global negotiators take key step towards landmark treaty to end plastic waste
The negotiators are charged with developing the first international, legally binding treaty on plastic pollution, on land and at sea.