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Second Chinese city in lockdown over coronavirus

1 hour 34 min ago
China's Huanggang city is suspending its public bus and railway system from the end of today due to the coronavirus outbreak, the city's public television said.

Slight rise in women candidates for General Election

2 hours 33 min ago
Just over 30% of candidates in the General Election are women, just slightly higher than the 2016 figure.

'Africa's richest woman' charged with fraud

3 hours 6 min ago
Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm Sonangol.

Drone footage captures migrating whales off California

3 hours 15 min ago
A drone operator recorded stunning footage of six grey whales off Newport Beach, California yesterday, during their annual migration down to the warm lagoons in Baja California, Mexico.

Day nine on the election campaign trail

3 hours 46 min ago
Follow events as they happen on the campaign trail with our live blog.

Election 2020: Views from the soup run

4 hours 13 min ago
Housing is one of the most important issues to voters in the General Election campaign.

Parties to focus on education, climate, mental health

4 hours 42 min ago
Campaigning in the General Election continues with political parties focusing on education, climate action, online safety and mental health.

Australian firefighting plane 'may have crashed'

6 hours 31 min ago
A water-bombing plane may have crashed while fighting a massive bushfire in mountains south of Canberra.

World leaders mark 75 years since Auschwitz liberation

7 hours 58 min ago
Israel hosts dozens of world leaders today to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews.

Irish tax system 'best in EU' at reducing inequality

8 hours 22 min ago
Research finds that raising the point at which taxpayers pay the higher rate of tax, or abolishing the Universal Social Charge, would both favour those on higher incomes most.

New approach for Varadkar as Martin fails to land punch

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 11:22pm
Leo Varadkar cast himself as a humble man who knows all about his Government's failings.

Cameron Blair funeral set for Sunday

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 8:53pm
Funeral arrangements have been announced for 20-year old Cameron Blair, who died after he was stabbed on the Bandon Road in Cork last Thursday night.

Pensions: the thorny issue of Election 2020

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 8:29pm
Planning ahead for most of us probably doesn't go much further than next year's summer holiday or putting a few bob away for a rainy day.

Varadkar and Martin face off in first major TV debate

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 8:20pm
Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin take part in the first major debate of the General Election campaign on Virgin Media One. Follow it as it happens here.

Candidates standing in Election 2020 where you are

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 7:55pm
More than 500 candidates have submitted their nomination papers to contest General Election 2020.

More than 2,500 over-65s on jobseeker's each year: Dept

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 6:47pm
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has revealed that more than 2,500 over-65s per year have received jobseeker's benefit since the state pension qualification age was raised to 66 in 2014.

Varadkar and Martin clash in first TV leaders' debate

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 6:00pm
Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have clashed on several issues in the first leaders' debate of the 2020 General Election campaign.

Macron in heated exchange in Jerusalem's Old City

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 5:36pm
When French President Emmanuel Macron visited Jerusalem's Old City, he also walked in the footsteps of one of his predecessors, Jacques Chirac, by engaging in a heated argument with Israeli security.

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful - WHO

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 4:21pm
Electronic cigarettes are harmful both to users and bystanders exposed to the fumes, the World Health Organization has said in a report warning they can damage growing foetuses and impact teenagers' brains.