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May challenges EU as Brexit talks at a stand off

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the European Union should come up with an alternative to her Brexit proposals, warning she would never accept a break-up of the United Kingdom and saying talks were at an "impasse".

Death toll from Tanzania ferry disaster rises to 136

At least 136 people have died following the sinking of a ferry carrying hundreds of people at Lake Victoria in Tanzania, according to a police official.

Ross denies disowning ministerial brief

The Minister for Transport has denied disowning his ministerial brief by agreeing to make public submissions on behalf of some of his constituents concerned about some aspects of the new BusConnects transport plan.

Pope accepts resignation of two more Chilean bishops

Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of two more bishops from Chile, where prosecutors are investigating cases of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.

Gardaí seize drugs worth almost €500,000 in Dublin raid

Gardaí have seized drugs worth almost €500,000 and a number of shotgun cartridges following a search in Dublin today.

Charity-funded community air ambulance arrives in Kerry

Ireland's first community air ambulance funded by charity has arrived in Kerry and is expected to be operational within the next month.

Thousands due to take part in Culture Night events

Thousands of people across the country are expected to take part in free artistic and cultural events as part of Culture Night, now in its 13th year.

Ryanair unions in five countries in warning to airline

Ryanair cabin crew unions in five countries have warned that unless the airline shifts its "behaviour and attitude", their strike planned for next Friday 28 September will proceed.

British politics - plenty of dissent to go round

London Correspondent Fiona Mitchell examines why now is not a good time to be the leader of the main opposition party in Britain.

At least 29 dead following landslide in the Philippines

At least 29 people have died following a landslide near a limestone quarry in the Philippines, with dozens more feared trapped under the rubble.

Irishman pulls out of global race after boat is damaged

An Irishman who took part in a solo round the world race has been forced out of the competition after his yacht's main mast was damaged.

Driverless minibus makes maiden Dublin voyage

The first driverless public transport vehicle in Ireland took to the streets of Dublin this morning. The electrically-powered fully autonomous shuttle can carry up to 15 passengers.

John Hynes steps down as full-time Galway GAA secretary

John Hynes has stepped down from his position as Full-Time County Secetary of the Galway County Board, stating personal reasons for his departure. Hynes has been in the full time, paid position, since 2012.

Eight-year-old boy killed in Derry road incident

An eight-year-old boy died after being struck by a car in Maghera, Co Derry last night.

Man guilty of neglect after 40 dogs chained on farm

A man has been fined €1,150 and restricted from keeping dogs at his property for 18 months, after being convicted of causing unnecessary cruelty to a number of animals.

Abortion service 'will not overwhelm health service'

Minister for Health Simon Harris has insisted that introducing abortion services by January 2019 will not overwhelm the health service.

DCC seeks to rent from private landlord

Dublin City Council has approached Ireland's largest private landlord seeking to rent apartments for social housing tenants despite accepting that such moves will add to rent inflation.

Air report recommendations must be acted on, says Ross

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has accepted the recommendations of a report that found confusion around the oversight of air rescue operations here.

Italy opens inquiry into Ryanair hand baggage charge

Italy's competition authority Antitrust has opened an inquiry into Ryanair's decision to charge passengers for hand luggage, which the body described as an "essential" item for passengers.

California to limit plastic straws use in restaurants

Restaurants in California will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed yesterday by the state's environment-friendly governor.