US president Donald Trump suggested that George Floyd, the man whose death while in police custody spurred nationwide protests in the US, was looking down from heaven and calling this a "great day" following a better than expected jobs report.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that the roadmap to reopening the country will be accelerated and shortened as he said a “new day” is approaching. Video: RTÉ
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has spoken about events following the death of George Floyd in a recorded message for students graduating from her old high school in Los Angeles. Video: Reuters
The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, says the Government will not be cutting wages as changes to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme are announced. Video: RTÉ
Two police officers in Buffalo, New York, have been suspended after they were recorded violently pushing a 75-year-old man to the ground during a protest. The man, who was seen bleeding from his ear, is in a stable condition in hospital.
A powerful landslide - caused by a layer of quick clay - has swept eight buildings and a caravan into the sea near Alta, Norway. No injuries or missing people were reported. Video: ViralHog
Dr Tony Holohan and Professor Philip Nolan have spoken about the current Covid-19 situation at the daily National Public Health Emergency Team press conference. Video: RTE News Now
McDonald's re-opened the remainder of its drive-through outlets today, as part of a phased programme which saw eight restaurants resume business on a restricted basis on Wednesday, and a further 23 on Thursday. Video: John Cassidy
Ryanair's Michael O'Leary has said that Britain does not have a proper plan for its 14-day international quarantine and the introduction of the "useless and ineffective" scheme will do untold damage to the country's tourism industry. Video: Reuters
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that he is confident that phase two of the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions will go ahead as planned on Monday, June 8th. Video: Oireachtas TV
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has been rebuked by a local resident in Googong for standing on his lawn while announcing a stimulus package to the media. Video: Reuters
Former US president Barack Obama praises the George Floyd demonstrators at a townhall conference, calling their protests following the death of George Floyd “powerful” and “transformative.” Video: Obama Foundation
British business secretary Alok Sharma has been tested for Covid-19 after looking visibly unwell during a House of Commons speech, just a day after the UK government required hundreds of MPs to resume voting in person. Video: Reuters
Star Wars actor John Boyega joined protesters in London's Hyde Park, motivating the crowd with a megaphone to raise awareness for world-wide racial injustice. Video: Reuters
A further three deaths of people diagnosed with Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency team, bringing the total number of deaths in the Republic to 1,659. Video: RTE News Now
Protesters have rallied at London's Hyde Park in solidarity with protests in the US triggered by the death of George Floyd, while in police custody. Video: Reuters
The Dáil has held a minute's silence in solidarity with victims of racism and people who have died internationally due to racist attacks. Video: Oireachtas TV
In his first major address in weeks, former US vice president Joe Biden has vowed not "fan the flames of hate" if elected US president and instead seek "to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued" the United States.
Thousands of demonstrators took to a knee in the grass outside the US Capitol, chanting "no justice, no peace," just before a curfew as peaceful protests against police brutality swelled in major American cities. Video: Reuters
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau pauses for more than 20 seconds before answering when asked for his reaction to US president Donald Trump possibly using the military to quell street protests in America. Video: Reuters
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health has urged the public to stick with ‘tough’ restrictions for now. Eight further deaths and 10 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State. Video: RTE News Now
President Michael D. Higgins has issued special video messages for students in 6th class of primary schools. In it he acknowledges the disruptions to students’ lives, and the disappointment associated with the cancellation of so many events.
The Irish Secetary of the NUJ, Séamus Dooley, has called the violence against journalists in the US "truly shocking" with Neiman Lab reporting 110 cases of violence in four days. Video: As credited
Although front-wheel-drive, the 118i is a car in the mould of simpler, less technology laden BMWs of the past. It shares its three-pot engine with the Mini Cooper and boasts the unbridled connectedness of a manual gearbox. Video: Neil Briscoe
MEP Luke "Ming" Flanagan lived out a remote working nightmare by participating in a European Parliament committee meeting on agriculture in a state of undress. The video shows him dressed in a shirt, but with very little on his bottom half.
Eyewitness footage has captured police firing tear gas on protesters demonstrating outside The White House just minutes before US president Donald Trump walked to the nearby St. John's Episcopal Church. Video: Reuters
The New York Times has reconstructed the death of George Floyd. Security footage, witness videos and official documents show how a series of actions by police officers turned fatal. Video: The New York Times
US president Donald Trump has deployed soldiers on the streets of Washington DC to stop violence in the US capital and vowed to do the same in other cities if mayors and governors fail to regain control of the streets. Video: Reuters
Over 5,000 people gathered on the streets of Dublin to support the “black lives matter” movement in the wake of protests in the Unites States over the death of George Floyd. Video: Karl Hayden/Dara Dara Mac Dónaill/Sorcha Pollak
The mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms announces that two police officers have been fired due to 'excessive use of force' after two students were pulled out of a vehicle and tasered during the ongoing George Floyd civic unrest on Saturday night. Video: Atlanta police
Castleknock Tennis Club manager Steve O'Reilly describes how the club has changed since re-opening on a restricted basis on May 18th. Video: John Cassidy
George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis has sparked unrest and riots in dozens of cities across the United States for the fifth day in a row. Video: NBC/Twitter/Reuters
Office of Public Works guide, Leif Barry, highlights some of biodiversity marvels in Dublin's Phoneix Park. Video: Enda O'Dowd
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the first spaceflight of Nasa astronauts from US soil in nine years. The reusable rocket is also the first commercial venture ever funded by Nasa. Video: SpaceX/Nasa
Civil unrest is spreading across many American cities - with rioting continuing in Minneapolis on the third day - as anger flares in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of police. Video: Reuters/CNN
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says that he is not surprised that Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary has raised concerns over quarantine measures, but he does not believe that airline travel will return to normal "in the near term." Video: RTÉ
Danish Superliga side AGF Aarhaus have erected a "virtual grandstand" at their stadium which transmits live video feeds of fans watching at home on to a series of screens at the side of the pitch. Video: Reuters
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that it is the Government's intention to open all schools at the beginning of the school year in August. However, the Taoiseach warned that every student may not "return every day for the full day." Video: RTÉ
CNN reporter Omar Jiminez has been arrested live on air while covering the recent protests in Menneapolis. Jiminez, who was detained with two other CNN employees, was later released. Video: CNN
Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey rebukes US president Donald Trump and announces the evacuation of a police station as protests continue after the killing of George Floyd. Video: Reuters