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    Irish Independent

    George Floyd: Jury reaches verdict in murder trial of Derek Chauvin

    The jury reached a verdict Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, the black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck in a case that set off a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The verdict, arrived at after about 10 hours of deliberations over two days, was to be read late in the afternoon in a city on edge against the possibility of more unrest like that that erupted last spring.

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    Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan remembers mother-of-two Gillian Ryan who died on mountain running trail as 'so much fun'

    Olympic medalist Sonia O’Sullivan has paid tribute to mother-of-two Gillian Ryan whose remains were found on the Comeragh mountains after going missing for 30 hours. Ms Ryan, from the Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co Tipperary, was a keen runner and a member of Thurles Crokes Athletic Club and her family. She went missing while out of a run on Sunday and her body was discovered yesterday following a large search operation.

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    United Airlines adds US flights to 3 European cities

    United Airlines is adding three new flights from the United States to European markets that are beginning to reopen to vaccinated visitors, the carrier announced Monday. Starting in July, the big US airline will offer international service to Dubrovnik, Croatia, Athens, Greece and Reykjavik, Iceland, United said. The announcement came as Greece said it would lift its quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated visitors from the United States and five other jurisdictions.

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    Irish Independent

    'Don't tar all Travellers with the same brush' - sisters urge for stigma to be broken as they are refused entry to restaurants

    Two Traveller sisters who have blown up on TikTok are pleading with the public to not “tar all travellers with the same brush”. Caitlin and Lizzy Mac have gained 152,000 followers on the video-sharing app by speaking about what it’s like growing up in the Travelling community. From St Albans in the UK, the pair go by the name ‘Caravan Queens’ online and speak about the discrimination they receive on a daily basis.

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    Man who called gardaí 'piggies' and said it was 'part of their job' to take abuse avoids prison sentence

    A YOUNG man who called gardaí “piggies” and asked if it was not “part of their job” to take abuse has been spared a prison sentence. Daniel O’Flaherty (21) suggested his insults should be “water off a duck’s back” after he was arrested for taunting the officers on duty at a checkpoint. At Blanchardstown District Court, Judge Gerard Jones gave him a one-month suspended sentence and told him he would have to “keep his nose clean” for the next year.

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    Irish Independent

    Racing gripped with sadness as amateur jockey Lorna Brooke passes away following fall at Taunton

    Racing is in mourning after the death of amateur jockey Lorna Brooke following the effects of a heavy fall at Taunton earlier this month. Brooke fell from Orchestrated – trained by her mother Lady Susan Brooke – in a handicap chase at the Somerset track on April 8 before being transferred to hospital in Bristol where she was treated for 10 days before her sad passing yesterday.

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    Irish Independent

    Don't try to stop us: Breakaway European Super League sends legal warning to FIFA and UEFA

    The 12 European clubs pursuing a Super League have told the leaders FIFA and UEFA that legal action is already being pursued to stop them thwarting the launch of the breakaway competition, according to a letter that emerged this morning. The letter was sent by the group of English, Spanish and Italian clubs to FIFA President Gianni Infantino and UEFA counterpart Aleksander Ceferin saying the Super League has already been underwritten by funding of €4billion from a financial institution.