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UN talks set for Monday over Middle East clashes

The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks on Monday about deadly Israeli-Palestinian unrest over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, diplomats said.

Support for Fine Gael rises, opinion poll suggests

A new opinion poll shows a swing back to Fine Gael but the main government party is still neck and neck with Fianna Fáil.

Protests held in Poland over changes to supreme court

Poland's ruling party today dismissed a growing wave of criticism from key allies and worries at home by approving an overhaul of the Supreme Court that its critics say will undermine judicial independence.

LÉ Eithne returns to Cork after Mediterranean mission

The LÉ Eithne has returned to Cork following its 60-day humanitarian deployment in the Mediterranean.

Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russia election ties

US President Donald Trump declared today that he has "complete power to pardon," as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

Home Alone star John Heard dies, aged 72

John Heard, the actor best known for playing the father in the Home Alone movies, has died at the age of 72.

Taoiseach commits to assist in Halawa case

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he met with the parents and a sister of Ibrahim Halawa earlier this week.

Six-year-old girl rescued from sea by Coast Guard

A six-year-old girl who had been swept out to sea was among five people rescued in three separate incidents off the coast of Donegal this afternoon.

Irishman dies in diving accident off Egypt

An Irishman has died in a diving accident in Egypt.

UK does not know what kind of Brexit it wants

As round two of the Brexit negotiations got under way this week the distinction between Britain and the remaining 27 EU states has come into sharper focus.

Rowers say emergency beacon saved their lives after boat capsized

Brian Conville and Joseph Gagnon were 38 days into their world record attempt to become the first duo to row the Atlantic, from west to east, when the accident occurred.

Further searches take place off Blackrock Island

Further searches are taking place this weekend off the north Mayo coast as the investigation into the deaths of four Coast Guard crew members in a helicopter crash last March continues.

Man injured in 'brutal and horrific' Belfast shooting

A man has been injured in what the PSNI have described as a "brutal and horrific" attack in Belfast.

Crowds pay final farewell to teenager who drowned

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of the Longford teenager who drowned after a swimming accident in the river Shannon last Tuesday.

NTMA to procure agent for Apple state aid fund

The National Treasury Management Agency has been appointed to procure a custodian to administer a temporary account which will contain funds recovered from Apple following last year's European Commission ruling on state aid.

State of emergency declared due to New Zealand floods

The largest city on New Zealand's south island has declared a state of emergency amid a severe storm which has already seen hundreds of homes evacuated across the Pacific island nation, highways cut and soldiers called in to help provide emergency services.

Varadkar still hopeful of a U-turn on Brexit

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Irish Government still holds out hope that Britain will changes its mind about Brexit and stay in the Customs Union and the single EU market.

US police chief resigns over shooting of Australian

The police chief in the US city of Minneapolis has resigned at the request of the city's mayor following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman.

Winter Olympics will be an icy tech paradise

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be paradise not just for fans of winter sports but also for the more technologically minded.

PSNI investigating shooting at business in Keady

An investigation is under way into a shooting at a business premises in Co Armagh on Friday.