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Further Brexit talks after 'constructive' negotiations

EU and British negotiators resume discussions this morning to try to secure a revised Withdrawal Agreement before an effective deadline of 11am Brussels time.

Fire causes major damage at Dublin school

Dublin Fire Brigade is tending to a major fire at a primary school in Coolock in Dublin.

Call for contributions on reform to Leaving Cert cycle

The State agency responsible for curriculum reform has invited parents, students and others to make their views on the current Leaving Certificate programme and how it should change known before a consultation process concludes at the end of this month.

Fox and marmot stand-off wins wildlife photo prize

An intense "battle for survival" moment between a Tibetan fox and a marmot has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Fresh warning over post-Brexit US-UK trade deal

The Chairman of the US House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee has issued a fresh warning that there will be no trade deal between the US and the UK if Brexit leads to the return of a hard border.

Kim's horseback ride spurs policy shift speculation

New pictures of Kim Jong-un riding a white horse through a winter landscape to the summit of Mount Paektu, a sacred peak for North Koreans, have fuelled speculation that he may be set for a major policy announcement.

Hong Kong leader abandons policy speech after heckles

Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech after she was heckled by opposition lawmakers during chaotic scenes inside the city's legislature.

Warren weathers attacks at Democratic debate

Surging White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren faced a barrage of attacks from fellow Democrats at the party's fourth 2020 debate last night, cementing her status as a frontrunner in the race to challenge Donald Trump.

Donohoe to discuss Brexit while in US for IMF meeting

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will travel to Washington today to attend the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

'SOS' picked up on CCTV saves Aussie woman lost in bush

An Australian woman lost for three days in dense bushland has been found after a man remotely monitoring security footage saw an 'SOS' sign scrawled in the earth on his property.

French assembly approves IVF for single women, lesbians

France's lower house of parliament has approved a sweeping bioethics bill to give single women and lesbians access to fertility treatments.

Finance Bill to impose VAT on some food supplements

The Government is due to publish the Finance Bill 2019 tomorrow, which will give effect to the measures announced in last week's Budget.

'Guarded optimism' as Brexit deal may be within sight

Sources have indicated that a Brexit deal is within sight and a text is taking shape.

Police and protesters clash for second day in Barcelona

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Barcelona and some clashed with police in a second day of protests over the jailing of nine Catalan separatists by the Spanish Supreme Court for their role in a failed 2017 secession bid.

Pence to travel to Turkey to seek Syrian ceasefire

US Vice President Mike Pence will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday, the White House has said.

'Unclear' when Brexit deal will be ready - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach has said talks to secure a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom are "moving in the right direction", but it is "unclear" if it will be ready in time for the EU summit later this week.

Two arrested after man killed in Co Dublin stabbing

Two men remain in custody following the fatal stabbing of a father-of-two in south Co Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

Swiss roll over Ireland to leave Danish showdown

Ireland were unable to secure their place at Euro 2020 as they came out the wrong side of a 2-0 result against Switzerland at the Stade de Geneve.

The catch facing fishermen in choppy Brexit waters

Life aboard a trawler is extremely difficult. Now fishermen are warning it may soon become impossible as they are driven out of British waters and the entire EU fleet is driven into the seas around Ireland.

Man jailed for raping his wife has sentence increased

A man jailed for raping his wife after she asked a judge not to send him to prison has had his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal.