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The pope's visit: An event of biblical proportions

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 1:00pm
More than half a million people, 25,000 sliced pans, 7,000 volunteers and 2,500 toilets - these are just some of the figures involved in the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.

80 Leaving Cert results withheld over cheating fears

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:29am
Eighty students who sat the Leaving Certificate exam this year have not been given their results over fears they may have cheated.

Barcelona remembers victims of Las Ramblas van attack

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:23am
A year after jihadist attacks in Catalonia killed 16 people, Barcelona has paid homage to the victims.

Union says continuing Ryanair talks are 'significant'

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:05am
The union representing pilots at Ryanair has described as "significant" the fact that talks with the airline are entering a fourth day.

UK can survive and prosper after no-deal Brexit - Hunt

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 10:51am
Britain's foreign minister has insisted that Britain would "survive and prosper" after a no-deal Brexit, the day after describing such an exit from the EU as a "mistake we would regret for generations".

Death toll in India monsoon floods rises to 164

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 10:47am
The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, according to officials.

Deadline passes for occupied house to be vacated

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 9:14am
The deadline has passed for those occupying a house in Dublin's north inner city to leave the building.

Homeless and traumatised: The other victims in Genoa

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 8:55am
Under a dimly-lit porch, a handful of traumatised and newly homeless survivors sit on metal benches, near the rubble of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa.

Up to 20 believed missing after Italy bridge collapse

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 8:55am
Rescue workers in Genoa are continuing the search for people still believed missing in the wreckage of a collapsed bridge, which left at least 38 people dead.

Google staff protest over China search engine

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 8:45am
Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times has reported.

Presbyterian church leader hopes to meet Pope in Dublin

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 8:41am
The leader of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland has said he hopes to meet the pope when he travels to Dublin next week.

Chinese plane slides off Manila runway in heavy rain

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 8:26am
A Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain, authorities said, with all 165 people on board safely evacuated.

US man charged with killing wife and two daughters

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 8:19am
A Colorado man who spoke of worriedly leaving the lights on for his pregnant wife and two small daughters when they failed to come home as expected has been charged with killing them.

US police chief defends use of taser on woman, 87

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 8:17am
A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of Georgia.

Turkish lira weakens as US warns of further sanctions

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 8:16am
The Turkish lira has weakened to 5.86 against the dollar from its previous close of 5.8150 as investors weighed up a US warning that Turkey should expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson.

Trump military parade in Washington postponed 'to 2019'

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 5:56am
A military parade requested by US President Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until next year, the Defense Department has said.

Rents overtake previous peak of a decade ago - report

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 5:54am
A new all-time high for private residential rents has been reached for the ninth quarter in a row, according to the latest report from the property website,

Vatican condemns child abuse as 'morally reprehensible'

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 5:18am
Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the United States who are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, the Vatican has said.

Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow' over sexual abuse

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 10:48pm
The Vatican has expressed "shame and sorrow" for sexual abuse by clergy, in its first response to a report by a US grand jury.

No-deal Brexit would be regrettable mistake - Hunt

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 8:12pm
A no-deal Brexit would be a "mistake we would regret for generations", according to Britain's Foreign Secretary.