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Varadkar seeks EU aid as no deal plans speed up May commits to avoiding hard Border but wants Brussels to reopen Brexit pact Seeking assurances: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will be in Brussels. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will travel to Brussels today to lobby key EU leaders to pledge major emergency aid for Ireland if the UK crashes out next month. Mr...
Aer Lingus encourages more girls to consider pilot careers in Irish Girl Guides partnership Irish Girl Guides just got a new badge to earn, created with an aim to encourage them to consider future careers in aviation. The 'Aviation Badge', made in partnership with Aer Lingus, intends to engage girls with the aviation sector from a young age. A tailored curriculum has...
Pope Francis 'willing' to mediate between Maduro and Guaido   Pope Francis. Photo: Reuters The Pope has said that he is willing to mediate between Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido, Venezuela's rival presidents, but only if both sides request his help. Pope Francis has been urged by both men to intervene. But while Mr Maduro seeks negotiations, Mr Guaido and his supporters see...

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'Political accountability' needed for ongoing crises in the health service - Fianna Fail Health Minister Simon Harris said individuals could face sanctions over National Children’s Hospital cost overruns (Niall Carson/PA Wire) Fianna Fail TDs have called for political accountability for the ongoing crises that have besieged the health service. The demands will ramp up pressure on Health Minister Simon Harris who is...
Large quantity of cigarettes seized following overnight burglaries Two men aged in their 20s were arrested at the scene following a foot chase. Cigarettes were recovered from a car by gardai investigating burglaries in counties Wicklow and Wexford (Garda/PA) Two men have been arrested following a number of overnight burglaries at businesses in counties Wicklow and Wexford. Gardai said that shortly after 2am...
Government begins discussions with EU over possible state aid in event of hard Brexit Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Picture: Frank McGrath DUBLIN has started preliminary discussions with Brussels over possible state aid in the event of a hard Brexit, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said, even as he said there would be no discussion with the UK over the backstop. Speaking to the...
Fred Barry appointed as chairman of the new National Children's Hospital Fred Barry Photo: Tom BurkeThe site of the hospitalAn artist's impression of the National Children’s HospitalHealth Minister Simon Harris said individuals could face sanctions over National Children’s Hospital cost overruns (Niall Carson/PA Wire) Health Minister Simon Harris has appointed Fred Barry, a former chairperson of the National Roads Authority, to chair...
Serial killer staged photos of his dead victims in fur coats Killer: Bruce McArthur posed corpses with cigars in their mouths Serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of some of his victims after they died, posing corpses in fur coats with cigars in their mouths, a prosecutor said at his sentencing hearing. The former gardener preyed on men from Toronto's Gay Village...
Man (22) charged with murder of his grandfather (66) Stock Picture A man in his twenties has been charged with the murder of his 66-year-old grandfather in Douglas on the southside of Cork city in July of last year. Christopher O’Callaghan (22) from Pinecroft, Grange, Douglas, appeared before Cork District Court charged with murdering Joe O’Callaghan at his home in Galwey's Lane...
Senator Frank Feighan will not seek place on Fine Gael general election ticket in Roscommon-Galway Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan. Photo: Tom Burke Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said he will not seek the party nomination to contest the next General Election in Roscommon-Galway. Senator Maura Hopkins, who lives in the constituency, has declared her interest in running as the party’s candidate. Mr...

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