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Bank chiefs set to meet Minister over tracker scandal

The Minister for Finance is to meet with the Chairman and Chief Executives of three major banks today over the tracker mortgage scandal.

Call for parties to outline progress on power-sharing

The leader of the SDLP has called for Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionists to publish what progress has been made in power-sharing talks.

Dept to issue religion opt-out guidelines

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said his department would shortly be issuing clear guidelines to schools for students who wish to opt-out of religion classes.

Japan's PM to 'thoroughly' discuss Nth Korea with Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he would discuss North Korea "thoroughly" with US President Donald Trump when he visits next month.

Spanish foreign minister denies coup against Catalonia

Amid continuing tension in Catalonia, the Spanish Foreign Minister today denied his government's plan to impose direct rule on the region amounted to a political coup d-etat.

Two farmers die in separate incidents in Cork, Wicklow

Two farmers have died in separate incidents on farms in Cork and Wicklow over the weekend.

New Children's Hospital appeals fire safety conditions

The Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has confirmed that the board of the new National Children's Hospital has appealed three of four conditions included in the fire safety certificate issued for the development  by the Dublin Fire Brigade.

Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in today's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energising his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

President Higgins urges mature discussion on migration

President Michael D Higgins has called for a mature discussion on the issue of migration, saying policies based on a "politics of fear" were damaging and destructive.

WHO Director-General rescinds Mugabe appointment

The World Health Organisation has rescinded the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after major Western donors and rights groups voiced outrage.

Central Bank defends its response to tracker scandal

The Central Bank has responded to suggestions that the Government may remove its consumer protection functions over the way the tracker mortgage scandal has been handled.

Man arrested after suspicious death in Antrim

A man has been arrested over a suspicious death in Co Antrim, the PSNI has said.

Research on extent of sexual violence needed - Zappone

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone has said she believes the Government should fund a new study on the extent of sexual violence in Ireland.

Gunman arrested after holding two people hostage in UK

A gunman who held two members of staff hostage at a bowling alley in England has been arrested.

EU parliament chief 'fears' spread of small nations

European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani said Europe should "fear" the spread of small nations as Spain struggled with the Catalonia crisis as the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto voted in referendums on greater autonomy.

Appeal for CCTV footage after woman's murder in NI

Neighbours of a woman found murdered in Northern Ireland who have CCTV fitted around their homes have been urged to let detectives review recordings.

Belfast arson attacks racially motivated, says PSNI

Three cars were set on fire in what the PSNI has described as racially motivated hate crimes.

Trade talks will be complicated if EU punishes UK - Fox

Brexit talks on a future trade relationship will only be complicated if the European Union decides to "punish Britain for having the audacity" to leave, Britain's trade minister Liam Fox has said.

Five former US presidents unite for benefit concert

All five of the US's living former presidents took the stage last night at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern US and Caribbean.

Calleary says Govt 'all talk' on Brexit approach

Fianna Fáil's Dara Calleary has described the Government's response to Brexit as being "an awful lot of talk and very little action".