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EU mulls Brexit delay until 7 May - or end of year

European Union leaders are discussing Brexit delay options this evening, mulling an extension until 7 May but also considering one until the end of the year, or even leaving the date open for now, diplomatic sources said.

Millions of Facebook user passwords found to be exposed

Facebook has discovered that the passwords of hundreds of millions of its users were being stored in a readable unencrypted manner on its internal systems that was potentially accessible by the company's employees.

Trump: US must recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

US President Donald Trump has said it is time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War.

Trial hears of internet searches on body decomposition

Gardaí investigating the murder of Bobby Ryan in Co Tipperary found Google searches for human body decomposition on a computer seized from the house of the man accused of the murder.

How countries tightened gun laws after mass shootings

As in New Zealand, where assault weapons have been banned following the Christchurch massacre, mass shootings have prompted stricter gun controls in some countries.

Rice apologises as old social media post highlighted

Declan Rice has issued an apology after an old social media post re-surfaced in which he used a phrase associated with the IRA.

Man fails to secure release over Cookstown disco deaths

A 40-year-old man arrested over the deaths of three teenagers at a St Patrick's Day event in Co Tyrone has failed in a legal bid to force the police to release him from custody.

Plans for Rooskey asylum centre will not go ahead

The Department of Justice has confirmed that a plan to provide an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at a disused hotel in Rooskey, Co Leitrim, will not now go ahead.

People urged to be alert to dangers of forest fires

Coillte has called on people to be alert to the dangers of fires when visiting forests this year.

FAI offers to bring forward Oireachtas meeting

The FAI has offered to bring forward its meeting with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport by a week.

Man sentenced to life in prison for Co Longford murder

A father-of-one has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a fellow drug dealer, who had threatened his family over a €100 debt.

400 dead after Cyclone Idai hits southern Africa

A cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week has killed at least 400 people, affected more than 1.7 million others and left 15,000 people still stranded by floods, according to estimates.

Smokeless coal manufacturer puts plans on hold

One of the largest smokeless coal manufactures has said it is putting its investment plans on hold and considering its future plans in Ireland due to the lack of clarity by the Government about a nationwide smoky coal ban.

BAI rejects complaint against 'The Tonight Show'

The Executive Complaints Committee of the BAI has rejected a complaint made against 'The Tonight Show' on Virgin Media One, in which it was alleged Irish language speakers were treated unfairly.

HPV vaccine campaigner will 'save thousands of lives'

The legacy of HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan, who died yesterday from cervical cancer, will be that she will save thousands of lives, Vicky Phelan has said.

More than 70 people dead as ferry sinks in north Iraq

A ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul today, leaving more than 70 people dead in Iraq's worst accident in years.

'Cute' Cameron makes RTÉ weather presenter's day

Sealed with a kiss. That's how youngster Cameron McNamara won the heart of RTÉ weather presenter Audrey McGrath.

FF activist wins right to take case over gender quotas

Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan has won his Supreme Court case over a challenge to a law linking State funding of political parties to gender quota targets for general election candidates.

'New, bizarre low' - Trump criticised for McCain attack

The widow and daughter of John McCain have criticised Donald Trump for repeated attacks on the former US senator and Vietnam War hero who was tortured during five- and-a-half years spent as a prisoner of war.

Drink-driver jailed after crash which killed friend

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for dangerous driving causing the death of a friend in a road crash in Co Meath over three years ago.