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No withdrawal deal without border agreement - Coveney

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 9:08am
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said Brexit talks must intensify over the summer, particularly on the border issue, or Britain risks being unable to withdraw smoothly from the European Union.

Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 8:44am
Algeria has turned off the internet for the start of high school exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S Korean court

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 8:43am
A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 8:36am
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child, a girl weighing 3.31 kg (7.3 lb).

Japanese worker's pay docked for taking lunch early

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 7:27am
A Japanese city official has been reprimanded and fined for repeatedly leaving his desk during work hours, but only for around three minutes to buy lunch.

US House of Representatives to vote on immigration bill

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 5:09am
The US House of Representatives is due to vote on immigration reform bills today that would provide funding for President Donald Trump's border wall and address the issue of family separations.

Roscommon County Council hit by flexi-time strike

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 4:24am
Over a hundred staff in Roscommon County Council are staging a one-day strike today in a dispute over flexi-leave that could have far-reaching implications for all public service union members.

David Black murder trial could collapse today

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 2:20am
Belfast's Crown Court is due to hear later today if the trial against a man charged in relation to the murder of prison officer, David Black, six years ago is to collapse.

EC President to address both houses of the Oireachtas

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 1:55am
The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and the Tánaiste, Simon Coveney will meet the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker in Government Buildings this morning.

Asylum seekers boost European economies - study

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 1:36am
Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations' economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, according to an analysis of 30 years of data from 15 Western European countries.

Canada to legalise cannabis next October - Trudeau

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 11:43pm
Canada will legalise the consumption and cultivation of cannabis from 17 October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced.

CAMHS is 'chronically understaffed' in south Wexford

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 10:48pm
The mother of a 20-year-old man who has used the CAMHS in south Wexford has said he got just two sessions with a psychologist over a five-and-a-half year period and that she was denied financial support towards the cost of his medications.

Donegal council opens helpdesk over unauthorised waste

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 9:59pm
Donegal County Council has announced that it has opened up a dedicated helpdesk for members of the public to report sites containing unauthorised waste to it.

Measures agreed on alcohol cancer warnings

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 8:01pm
Measures to warn drinkers about the link between cancer and alcohol on bottles have been agreed by the Oireachtas Health Committee.

Vatican asks US cardinal to cease public ministry

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 6:40pm
The Vatican has asked the retired Archbishop of Washington DC, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to cease public ministry after finding he was credibly accused of sexually abusing a teenager almost 50 years ago, the archdiocese and the cardinal have said.

Cork man jailed for life for murdering his mother

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 6:15pm
A 27-year old man has been jailed for life after a jury at the Central Criminal Court in Cork found him guilty of murdering his mother.

CO2 gas shortage could hit beer, fizzy drinks supplies

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 5:35pm
There are concerns that a scarcity of CO2 could result in a shortage of beer, fizzy drinks and meat during peak consumption amid the World Cup and summer barbecues.

Bad Wolves donate $250,000 to Dolores O'Riordan's kids

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 5:17pm
US rock band Bad Wolves have donated all proceeds from the sale of their cover of The Cranberries' song Zombie to the family of the late singer Dolores O'Riordan.

Gardaí want more powers to probe white collar crime

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 5:07pm
The Senior Investigating Officer in the Anglo Irish Bank investigation, which has resulted in four bank officials being jailed, has said the gardaí need more powers to investigate white collar crime.

Court action settled over baby's incorrect genetic test

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 3:58pm
A mother who gave birth to a baby with profound disabilities after she was wrongly told a genetic test was clear has settled her action for damages at the High Court.

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