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'Historic day' as Ireland recognises Palestinian state

Coverage of all today's developments as Ireland and a number of other European countries formally recognise the state of Palestine.

Watch: Coalition announcement on Palestinian statehood

Taoiseach Simon Harris has announced that Ireland is formally recognising the state of Palestine.

Ireland, Norway and Spain recognise state of Palestine

Taoiseach Simon Harris has said Ireland, Norway and Spain are announcing recognition of the state of Palestine.

Blinken says US may impose potential sanctions on ICC

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said the US is willing to work with Congress to potentially impose sanctions against International Criminal Court officials over the prosecutor's request for arrest warrants for Israeli leaders over the Gaza war.

Families of victims of violent deaths appeal for supports

The charity Advocates for Victims of Homicide has said there has been a consistent rise in demand for their services from counselling to legal advice.

Tens of thousands gather for Raisi funeral procession

Large crowds of Iranians are expected to gather in Tehran to pay tribute to late president Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed in a helicopter crash.

Students to remain encamped until universities hear them

The students at UCD and UCC are following the lead of students at Trinity College, writes Education Correspondent Emma O Kelly.

Working hard: Teen carer prepares for Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert exams begin in a fortnight, with many students across the country planning the next two weeks of study carefully.

Further arrests in 2010 murder investigation

Two men have been arrested as part of the investigation into the 2010 murder of Lee Slattery in Limerick.

Passengers arrive in Singapore after flight turbulence

More than 140 passengers and crew from a Singapore Airlines flight hit by heavy turbulence that left dozens injured and one dead finally reached Singapore on a relief flight after an emergency landing in Bangkok.

Labour Court to examine conditions in construction sector

The Labour Court is to conduct an examination of the terms and conditions applying to workers in the construction sector.

Where does eBay stand as it marks 20 years in Ireland?

Leather pants worn by Ronan Keating and a day out with Roy Keane are among the more unusual items that have been bought and sold on eBay's Irish site since its launch.

US sees chance to entice Gulf allies on missile shield

The United States hopes defense meetings in Riyadh today will help advance a long-standing goal of building a regional missile shield, bolstered by Israel's successful defense against waves of incoming Iranian missiles and drones last month, US officials say.

Thousands of fans flock to Dublin for Europa League final

Around 30,000 football fans are descending on Dublin to watch the Europa League final, which is taking place in the Aviva Stadium.

One-in-five 'change ballot choices based on social media'

One-in-five voters have changed their ballot choices based on posts they have seen on social media, according to new research.

UK selects site in Wales for new nuclear power plant

Britain has expressed a desire to build a new large-scale nuclear power station in north Wales, naming a site on the island of Anglesey as its preferred location and launching talks with international energy companies about building the plant.

Affordable housing scarcity in Wicklow, Dublin and Kerry

The Housing Commission has called for a "radical strategic reset of housing policy" and has estimated an underlying housing deficit in Ireland of up to 256,000 homes.

Further tents pitched at Grand Canal, barricades erected

Around 40 tents are pitched at the site on the bank of Grand Canal where almost 100 were cleared this morning.

Woman's body may have been in Cork house for over a year

A body, believed to be that of an elderly woman, has been discovered at a house at the Lough in Cork city.

Govt briefing due as Cabinet discusses Palestinian state

The three leaders of the Coalition Government are expected to announce this morning that Ireland will recognise the State of Palestine.