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Selected by picture editor Brenda Fitzsimons

21/05/2020 22:45:00

The National Botanic Gardens reopen, flooding in Bengal and Michigan, and a socially distanced trip to the beach; It's the images of the day, selected by picture editor b_fitzsimons

Selected by picture editor Brenda Fitzsimons

Millie Morton and Tommy O'Reilly of Oak View Nursing Home, Belturbet, Co. Cavan enjoy some chair dancing in the sunshine. Music was provided by John Carroll and his nephew Shane Carroll, as part of a new community cultural outreach scheme by Cavan Arts Festival, supported by Cavan County Council, called Chrysalis. Local professional artists deliver a live performance for members of the community who are cocooning during the pandemic. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

People 'should wear' face coverings in shops, transport Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism Italy reopens to tourists from Europe

Asia 11, Ryan, 8 and Ali Mullin, 5, with their dog Jess, from Drumcondra, Co Dublin, in the Tolka River in Griffith Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish TimesPeople enjoy the weather on the bank of the Spree river in Berlin, Germany, on a sunny day with temperatures of just over 20 degrees Celsius. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

A protest group calling for the end of Direct Provision gathered outside Leinster House. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish TimesJack Delmar Anderson, 9, meets his principal Dr Deirdre Farrell of St Gerard’s school in Bray, Co Wicklow, to collect resources and drop off a present to the teacher from his class. Photograph: Ken Anderson

Cooks and waiters of restarurants in Via Caracciolo observe a commemoration for victims of Covid-19, in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/ EPAA woman sunbathes at Couchant, or Sunset, beach in a roped-off distancing zone marked out by the municipality along the beaches in La Grande Motte, southern France, as the nation eases lockdown measures. The local municipality dubbed this set up"organised beaches", the first in France to implement separated zones for beach-goers in order to respect social distancing. Photograph: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images

A person wearing a face mask and an outfit resembling a white angel, including wings, takes part in a demonstration of tour operators and entertainers to protest"against the indifference of the government and local authorities" over the economic crisis which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, in Piazza del Plebiscito square in central Naples. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA

Commuters wait as locals try to remove an uprooted tree from the main road after Cyclone Amphan made landfall, in Bokkhali village near the Bay of Bengal, India. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPAAn aerial photo shows floodwaters from the Tittabawassee River in the downtown area of Midland, Michigan. The Edenville Dam was breached draining a large part of Wixom Lake near Edenville. The dam gave way after heavy rains, sending water downstream and causing the Sanford Dam to give way. Nearly 10,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Kitesurfers at Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/CollinsA stroll in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, after the site reopened to the public. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times Read more: The Irish Times »

RTE viewers shocked at images of what Irish pub will look like post lockdownEach person present in the pub had to sit two metres apart damienwlr This wont happen. Even if it did people would soon forget and move closer together to enjoy a bit of intimacy. If told by a worker to seperate again the same people will probably just walk out and go back to one of their houses for bottles anyway so whats the point in it all? This was RTE at its worst. The production was nearly as bad as the acting in Fair City. Media thrive on bad news. Good news gets 2 minutes air time. Bad news lingers like a bad smell. Why did they not give alternate scenarios. 1 mt. apart. Have 15 actors to display etc.

RTE viewers shocked at images of what Irish pub will look like post lockdownEach person present in the pub had to sit two metres apart damienwlr This wont happen. Even if it did people would soon forget and move closer together to enjoy a bit of intimacy. If told by a worker to seperate again the same people will probably just walk out and go back to one of their houses for bottles anyway so whats the point in it all? This was RTE at its worst. The production was nearly as bad as the acting in Fair City. Media thrive on bad news. Good news gets 2 minutes air time. Bad news lingers like a bad smell. Why did they not give alternate scenarios. 1 mt. apart. Have 15 actors to display etc.

Gardaí to conduct speed checks across Ireland on National Slow Down Day tomorrow | JOE.ieMore road deaths have been recorded in Ireland so far this year compared to last year How? Would think isolation have reduced the number of road deaths as ....nvm We should stop driving cars so we can save lives. AKM_lfc

School with biggest Leaving Cert class in the country plans to create virtual day school | JOE.ieSchool with biggest Leaving Cert class in the country plans to create virtual day school

Status Yellow wind warning for three counties as rain to spread across the country later todayIt will be another warm day today with top temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees.

Track and trace strategy coming late in the day, NHS leaders warnThe NHS Confederation said time is running out to finalise a track and trace strategy to avoid a potential second surge of Covid-19.