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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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# Equality
'If I was a young gay person, I'd have a spring in my step after Enda's comments'
The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network said Kenny’s call for a yes vote in the marriage referendum is deeply significant.
# North Korea
Hacking, war and talks with South Korea... Kim Jong Un gave a New Year's Day speech
A summit between the two countries has not been held since 2007.
# cover up claims
Mary Lou says she 'would walk through the hot coals of hell to protect children'
She added that Maíria Cahill made a brave decision to come forward.
# Speaking out
What is it like to escape life in North Korea? This incredible speech will tell you
Yeonmi Park gave a speech to the One Young World conference on Saturday.
Opinion: Stuttering is unforgiving – it never rests – but despite it I've found my true voice
A person hanging up the phone as you attempt to say hello or an awkward smile on a listener’s face can be excruciating, but I’ve come to a point where I truly accept my stutter.
VIDEO: Lester Ryan was giving All-Ireland winning speeches 'as Gaeilge' as a 10-year-old
The Clara man had been practising for last Saturday since 1998.
# budget 1970
Charles Haughey family "deeply disappointed" over claims he was beaten with iron bar
It is claimed in a new biography of TK Whitaker that he missed a Budget speech because of this – Haughey’s family say the claims are untrue.
# Waiting Lists
Almost 3,000 children are waiting over a year for speech and language therapy
On average, there are 162 children for each speech and language therapist in Ireland.
Here's why everyone is questioning Bob Geldof's Irishness
Geldof’s been speaking out against Scottish independence.
# prime time address
Obama to lay out Islamic State battle plan
The speech will give Obama a chance to redress criticism that he has been slow to respond to IS, amid fears fighters armed with Western passports could hit US targets.
# 20 years on
'Step away from conflict': Martin McGuinness's peace plea to dissidents
“I would urge dissident republicans still committed to armed actions to take that same step,” McGuinness said, as he marked the anniversary of the 1994 ceasefire in Derry.
# Role Model
'Have the courage to be yourself' - Michael Sam's moving awards speech
The NFL’s first openly gay player delivered inspiring words at the ESPY ceremony last night.
# Merk
Olivia Colman completely won us over with her emotional BAFTA speech
“I’m sorry I’m not cool.”
# proud
This 10-year-old boy made a speech at his granddad's funeral. It will make you cry.
# Labour Party
Labour to push for "renewal" of coalition purpose
Eamon Gilmore said that now was a time of renewal.
# Sick day
Reilly won't speak at nurses conference because he's unwell
Nurses will debate motions on bullying and Universal Health Insurance at the conference in Kilkenny.
# John Perry
Watch: Minister heckled at public meeting
An angry property developer confronted Junior Minister for Small Business at a business networking meeting.
# Open
'I don’t see what a person's sexuality has to do with anything' - Ger Brennan
The Dublin and St Vincent’s footballer has stressed the importance of diversity and inclusiveness within the GAA and sport as a whole.
# best men
Irish best man makes amazing wedding speech video... inspired by Father Ted
TED, LOOK! It’s a big bunch of boxes in the middle of the road!
# Healthcare
15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment
Altogether, 1639 children waited for more than a year for their initial assessment of speech and language problems.
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative
The Fianna Fáil leader has delivered a keynote speech to delegates at the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight, criticising the government’s policies towards the elderly and said the party will oppose universal health insurance.
Column: Autism – moving beyond labels and limits
It is vitally important that we look beyond the labels and limits we place on children with developmental challenges, writes Karen O’Connor.
# Green Party
Eamon Ryan: ‘We need to reduce the boom and bust character of our economic model’
Eamon Ryan addressed party members at the Green Party Conference today in Dublin.
# speech
Angela Merkel to give talk at Trinity on the 'globalised world'
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is also due to address the event, which takes place as the European People’s Party congress is underway in the capital.
# bliss in NYC
"No biggie": Rory O'Neill honoured at New York ceremony
Earlier, his alter-ego Panti made an appearance at the St Pat’s For All parade in Queens.
# curse words
So how often do we swear on Twitter? Quite a lot actually
The seven most common swear words used in tweets accounted for more than 90 per cent of all swearing done on the site.
# wee direction
Harry Styles makes mortifying run from urinal to stage at Brit Awards
He was having a wee.
# Going Viral
Stephen Fry joins Panti's supporters by tweeting video to 6.5 million followers
Panti’s Noble Call has now been viewed more than 200,000 times.
# Panti
Graham Norton tweets his support for Panti
The TV personality shared Panti’s Noble Call speech with his 650,000 followers.
# State of the Union
A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality
In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…
What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address
Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.
# strong words
NUJ condemns "unacceptable" speech on homosexuality from Nigerian state governor
The comments were allegedly made by the Governor of the Delta State in Nigeria at a recent awards ceremony.
# State of the Nation
Here are the words that came up the most in Enda Kenny's speech tonight
It was all about jobs, people and Ireland in the Taoiseach’s televised address to the nation.
Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?
The majority of Irish people are favourably disposed towards the language, writes Seán Mag Leannáin, who says that’s a bit of a miracle given the forces raging against it.
# Culture
Fewer than 5 per cent of the world's languages exist online
It’s estimated that more than half of the world’s 7,000 languages could end up disappearing by the end of the century
# Labour conference
'No going back to Boom and Bert': Eamon Gilmore's speech to the Labour conference
“I am here because I believe in making our country better,” Eamon Gilmore told Labour members in a televised speech from Killarney tonight.
# Thanksgiving
14 wonderful ways people have said thank you
It’s Thanksgiving, after all.
Column: Some day we might have an Ireland that truly meets the aspirations of JFK
Fifty years ago, JFK said Ireland had something to give to the world. That’s still true, writes Ben English.
# boy in yellow
Pope Francis allows little boy to crash the stage at the Vatican
The Pope made a new friend during an event for families in St Peter’s Square.
# Prime Numbers
Madeline McCann, Ryanair and online shopping: The week in numbers
Plus: How many words were in the Budget Day speeches given by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin? Clue: a lot.