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Varadkar and Martin clash in first TV leaders' debate

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.

As it happened: Varadkar, Martin face off in TV debate

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin clashed over health, housing, pensions and sharing power with Sinn Féin in tonight's leaders' debate on Virgin Media Television.

New approach for Varadkar as Martin fails to land punch

Leo Varadkar cast himself as a humble man who knows all about his Government's failings.

China's Wuhan shuts down transport due to virus

Chinese authorities are due to suspend flights and trains out of the city which is at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak. Residents in the city of Wuhan are also advised that they should not leave without a special reason.

Murder accused said mother-in-law tried to kill husband

A 34-year-old man accused of the murder of his mother-in-law told gardaí she tried to kill her husband and wanted all the family dead.

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

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.

Candidates standing in Election 2020 where you are

More than 500 candidates have submitted their nomination papers to contest General Election 2020.

Pensions: the thorny issue of Election 2020

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.

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful - WHO

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.

Macron in heated exchange in Jerusalem's Old City

French President Emmanuel Macron has engaged in a heated argument with Israeli security officials, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference.

Inquest hears Valdez killer died from gunshot wound

Acting State Pathologist, Dr Linda Mulligan, has told an inquest that Mark Hennessy died from a single gunshot wound, discharged through the window of a car.

UN report points to Saudi involvement in Bezos hack

United Nations human rights experts have called for an investigation into allegations that the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince was involved in the hacking of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone.

Struggle to contain virus in China as millions on move

As the death toll from a SARS-like virus in China reaches nine and with hundreds more people infected, it couldn't be worse timing for China, writes Yvonne Murray in Beijing.

Harvey Weinstein rape trial opens in New York

Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial has begun in New York, with the defense expected to detail "loving" emails between the once-mighty movie producer and his accusers.

Brexit bill set to become law after parliament approval

The British parliament has passed all stages of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the legislation that incorporates the EU-UK Brexit deal into British law.

Trump relaunches trade battle with Europe

US President Donald Trump has relaunched a major trade offensive against Europe, threatening to hit the EU with damaging auto tariffs if Europeans failed to agree a long-delayed trade deal.

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

The death has been announced of Monty Python star, writer and director Terry Jones. He was 77 and had been diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) in 2016.

As it happened: Day 8 of General Election 2020

Cat up on events as they happened on the campaign trail with our live blog.

Pension age increase continues to cause controversy

Cameron Blair funeral set for Sunday

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.