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Two security alerts under way in Derry

A controlled explosion has been carried out on a hijacked vehicle in the Circular Road area of Derry.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:18 pm

EU 'unlikely' to extend Article 50 without no-deal plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the EU is very unlikely to extend Article 50 without a plan for a "no-deal" Brexit.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:15 pm

Nursing unions refer dispute over pay to WRC

Nursing unions have referred the current dispute over pay and staff shortages to the Workplace Relations Commission, ahead of a campaign of strike action which is due to commence in nine days time.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:12 pm

Mansion House event marks centenary of first Dáil

A ceremony will take place in the Mansion House in Dublin later today to mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the Dáil.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:12 pm

Father of Deirdre Jacob hoping people will come forward

The father of Deirdre Jacob, who went missing from Newbridge, Co Kildare more than twenty years ago, has said he hopes the passage of time will allow people with information about her disappearance to come forward.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:11 pm

Cork camogie star Thompson charged with assault

A three-time All Ireland winning Cork camogie player has been charged with assaulting two women at a nightclub in the city last year.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:25 pm

Barnier insists Brexit deal is the best possible

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has said the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Irish backstop, was "the best deal possible" for the UK in the Brexit negotiations.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:24 pm

Coveney dismisses Polish suggestion to limit backstop

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said the Withdrawal Agreement is not up for renegotiation and he dismissed the call by the Polish Foreign Minister for a five-year limit on the backstop as not reflecting the EU position.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:23 pm

Reaction time affected by alcohol, fire inquest told

The reaction time of adults who died in the Carrickmines fire would have been affected by alcohol consumption, according to a pathologist
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:13 pm

Former CIA agent behind 'Argo' dies aged 78

Former CIA agent Tony Mendez, who engineered a creative way to smuggle US hostages out of Iran in 1980 and was immortalised in the Hollywood film "Argo," has died.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:06 pm

Facebook to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland this year

Facebook has announced it is to add 1,000 new roles in Ireland this year.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:03 pm

NTA criticised over absence of fadas on Leap cards

The National Transport Authority has been criticised for not including fadas in people's names on Leap cards.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:26 pm

Supreme Court hears Facebook appeal over data transfer

The Supreme Court has begun hearing an unprecedented appeal by Facebook, aimed at stopping a referral to the Court of Justice of the EU about the validity of EU-US data transfer channels.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:36 pm

Swimming with sharks: Divers film great white in Hawaii

An enormous great white shark, believed to be one of the biggest on record, was spotted off the coast of Hawaii by divers last week, who took a swim with the predator.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:17 pm

Strike by 500 ambulance personnel to go ahead

A strike of 500 ambulance personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association is set to go ahead tomorrow
Posted: January 21, 2019, 12:42 pm

In pictures: Super blood wolf moon

View images from Ireland and around the world as skygazers were treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon".
Posted: January 21, 2019, 11:44 am

'Independence declared,' report papers 100 years ago

Today marks the anniversary of a pivotal moment in Irish history as the Dáil officially celebrates its 100th birthday.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 11:36 am

Skygazers thrilled with 'blood moon' spectacle

Skygazers in parts of Ireland lucky enough to be under clear skies this morning were treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon".
Posted: January 21, 2019, 11:32 am

Man dies after being hit by truck in Co Waterford

A 60-year-old man has died after being struck by a truck in Co Waterford.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 11:18 am

Brexit won't ground flights, says airline chief Walsh

The chief executive of the parent company of Aer Lingus, Willie Walsh, has said he does not see any circumstance in which a hard Brexit would lead to flights being grounded.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 7:58 am

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