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Two seriously injured in Dublin road crash

There is major traffic disruption around Drumcondra in Dublin following a two-car collision this morning.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 8:30 am

Limerick An Post depot evacuated over suspect package

Staff at the An Post Depot located at an industrial estate on Limerick 's Dock Rd have been evacuated following concerns over the discovery of a suspicious  package.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 8:27 am

'Flawed' open disclosure policy still in place - Scally

A new report from Dr Gabriel Scally has found that the policy on open disclosure, which he said has been judged to be deeply flawed, remains in place in the health system.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 8:15 am

EU leaders offer UK a Brexit delay until 22 May

EU leaders have agreed a plan which would delay Brexit from 29 March to 22 May on condition that MPs approve Theresa May's withdrawal deal next week, the European Council has confirmed.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 7:17 am

Syria condemns Trump over Golan Heights stance

The Syrian government has condemned US President Donald Trump's statement that it was time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and said Syria was determined to recover the area "through all available means".
Posted: March 22, 2019, 6:39 am

New Zealand falls silent for mosque attack victims

The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand followed by two minutes of silence nationwide to mark a week since a white supremacist shot dead 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 6:17 am

47 killed in explosion at Chinese chemical plant

The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 47, making it one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 6:12 am

Funerals of Tyrone teenagers to be held

The funerals of three teenagers who died at a St Patrick's Day event in Co Tyrone will take place later today.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 6:08 am

Going green for St Patrick's Day cost almost €50,000

The world wide coverage of the Global Greening project which sees famous buildings around the world lit up in green for St Patrick's Day is worth around €10m in advertising but cost less than €50,000, according to Tourism Ireland.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 6:00 am

What is the significance of the Golan Heights?

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States should back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 12:03 am

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.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 12:00 am

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.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 11:26 pm

Ex-IRA chief: Birmingham pub bombings 'accidental'

The victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings were "accidental deaths" in an "IRA operation that went badly wrong", its former intelligence chief told an inquest.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 10:38 pm

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.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 10:11 pm

Hundreds arrested in Brazil's biggest corruption probe

Some of Brazil's biggest political and business names have been snared in the country's sprawling anti-corruption investigation that began in 2014 as a probe into money laundering at a car wash outlet in the capital Brasilia.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 10:04 pm

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.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:51 pm

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.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 8:06 pm

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.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 8:05 pm

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.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:32 pm

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.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 4:52 pm

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