• News
    The Huffington Post UK

    Lone Protester Left Bleeding After Buffalo Cops Push Him To The Ground

    Disturbing footage taken during a Buffalo, New York, protest shows police pushing a lone 75-year-old protester to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the concrete and bleed. Videos of the incident captured by local media organizations show a large group of officers closing in on Buffalo’s Niagara Square to enforce an 8pm curfew amid scattered anti-racism protests in the area.

  • Health
    Irish Examiner

    Further research into heartburn drug as potential Covid-19 therapy sought

    A widely available heartburn drug may be useful in treating mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms, scientists believe. The research is based on a small sample of 10 people who were taking famotidine, sold under the brand name Pepcid AC in the UK, during their illness. Respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath were found to improve among those taking around 80mg of famotidine taken three times a day, which was the most frequently used dose.

  • Politics
    Irish Examiner

    More Republicans speak out against Trump

    Perhaps we’re getting to the point where we can be more honest with the concerns that we might hold internally, and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up,” Ms Murkowski said. Ms Murkowski’s remarks reflected the choice Republicans are forced to make about whether, and for how long, to support Mr Trump when his words and actions so often conflict with their values and goals.

  • Health
    www.longfordleader.ie

    'Concerning' - Tony Holohan has his say on people hosting house parties

    Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan has said he is concerned about anecdotal evidence of people organising house parties contrary to public health advice. Asked if he had any concerns about the country moving to Phase 2 of the government's plan to reopen society and the economy, Dr Holohan reiterated that people should not "get ahead of public health advice." His comments come as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar looks set to confirm the commencement of Phase 2 from Monday, June 8.

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Brazil death toll hits new high for third straight day

    Brazil reported 1,473 more Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, the biggest 24-hour increase in the country’s death toll since the outbreak began. The figure equated to more than one death per minute and means the country now has the world’s third highest death toll. For the second straight night, the health ministry delayed the release of Thursday’s data until 10pm local time, after Brazil’s widely watched evening news programme ended.

  • News
    www.longfordleader.ie

    Courier disqualified for dangerous driving on Longford Roads

    A third count of dangerous driving took place beside a housing estate in Kenagh, the court heard, when the accused allegedly overtook a line of traffic, forcing an oncoming cyclist to veer into the estate to avoid him. Supt Delaney had reported the incidents and the driver was stopped by gardaí in Longford. Judge Hughes noted the pressure that Mr Gavin was under to deliver “too many packages” in too little time.

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Comedian Leigh Francis apologises for playing black celebrities on Bo' Selecta

    Comedian Leigh Francis has issued a tearful apology for portraying black celebrities on sketch show Bo’ Selecta. The comic played stars including king of pop Michael Jackson, singer Craig David and talkshow host Trisha Goddard on the show, which first aired in 2002. Francis – who plays the Keith Lemon character on TV – used latex facemasks for his caricatures of famous faces.