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Man facing deportation is not undocumented, says wife

The wife of an Irish man facing deportation from the United States has said he is not a security risk or a criminal.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 5:42 pm

Daly defends hiring Mick Wallace's son as assistant

MEP Clare Daly has defended hiring the son of her party colleague Mick Wallace as an assistant in the European Parliament.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:28 pm

FAI president insists there is a 'Plan B' after EGM

FAI president Donal Conway has rowed back on initial claims that the body doesn't have a contingency plan should the 78 recommendations put forward by the Sport Ireland/FAI Governance Review Group fail to pass at Saturday's EGM.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:15 pm

Appeal issued over False Widow spider bites

A Galway-based spider expert is asking anyone who has been bitten by the False Widow spider to contact his laboratory.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:21 pm

MPs pass vote to block full suspension of parliament

British MPs have approved an amendment from the opposition Labour party which aims to strengthen measures designed to try and stop Parliament being suspended to force through a no-deal Brexit.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:54 pm

Minister: Citizenship ruling being dealt with urgently

The Minister for Justice and Equality has said the recent High Court decision that anyone applying to be a naturalised Irish citizen must have unbroken residence in the State for a year before the date of their application was being dealt with as an urgent priority by his department.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:49 pm

Imitation firearms seized during insurance fraud search

Two imitation firearms have been seized by gardaí in Dublin investigating fraud related Insurance Ghost Brokering activities.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:20 pm

UK economy may be facing recession - watchdog

The UK's fiscal watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility, says a no-deal Brexit will add around £30 billion a year to British government borrowing, with net debt rising by around 12% of GDP after three years.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:12 pm

Possibility backstop could apply to NI only - Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that a no-deal Brexit scenario would only be as a result of decisions made by the British government or parliament.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 10:52 am

Trump intensifies attacks on Democratic congresswomen

US President Donald Trump stepped up his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally yesterday, underscoring that the attacks will form a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 9:45 am

How close were the British to joining the Euro?

London Correspondent Sean Whelan has been looking through declassified UK papers from the 1990s showing the UK's relationship with Europe and the Clinton White House.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:39 am

CervicalCheck steering group meeting was 'frustrating'

A meeting of the CervicalCheck Steering Committee at the Department of Health has ended, with one committee member describing it as a "frustrating encounter".
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:58 am

Data Protection Commission issues advice over FaceApp

The Data Protection Commission has issued advice in response to privacy concerns over face-ageing photo app, FaceApp.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:56 am

Joining IS 'wasn't worth it,' says Lisa Smith

In an interview for RTÉ News, former member of the Irish Defence Forces Lisa Smith describes her life in Syria after leaving Ireland to join the so-called Islamic State.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:05 am

Open Championship Day 1 - recap

Day one of The Open had everything, from pouring rain to glorious sunshine, big performances from local favourites to big chokes from international stars. See how it all unfolded here.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:04 am

'I don't think I will be going back' to Ireland: Smith

The Irish woman who travelled to Islamic State-controlled territory has said she does not think she will ever be coming back to Ireland.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:59 am

Barrel of fun ahead for first new cooper in 40 years

A 26-year-old man from Blarney in Co Cork has become the first cooper to be appointed by Irish Distillers at its Midleton distillery in Co Cork in 40 years.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:44 am

Unionists fear identity loss if Ireland united - survey

Unionists fear losing identity and land, and facing nationalist triumphalism and potential retribution in the event of a united Ireland, research suggests.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:43 am

UK Brexit negotiators 'had no plan' - EU's Timmermans

Brussels believed the UK would produce Harry Potter-style wizardry in Brexit negotiations but instead faced a Dad's Army approach, according to a top EU official.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:29 am

Warning Irish economy on 'cusp of overheating'

The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) has warned that the Irish economy is on the cusp of overheating.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:10 am

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