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G7 leaders to face thorny issues at weekend summit The leaders of France, the US, Canada, Britain, Germany, Italy and Japan are heading to France this weekend where they will face a litany of thorny issues at their meeting in the post Atlantic beach town of Biarritz.
Harrison fails in bid to have tribunal findings quashed The High Court has dismissed Garda Keith Harrison's bid to have findings made by the Disclosures Tribunal against him quashed.
Felling of historical tree angers west Cork community A tree planted in 1900 in a school yard in west Cork was felled this week with no public consultation.
Taoiseach: Brazil must honour environment commitments Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that Ireland will not vote for the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement if Brazil does not honour its environmental commitments.
US billionaire and political donor David Koch dies US billionaire industrialist David Koch, a driving force behind conglomerate Koch Industries who as one of the world's richest people became a major financier of conservative causes and political candidates, has died at age 79, his brother said.
Deasy sets sights on US after departure from politics Fine Gael TD John Deasy is planning to work in the US after he stands down from Irish politics.
'No more excuses' over Stormont restoration - Smith The Northern Ireland Secretary has warned Stormont's rowing politicians there are "no more excuses" for failing to restore power-sharing.
Walsh warned over repeating CervicalCheck criticisms A major clash involving the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and a leading CervicalCheck patient advocate has been revealed in documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Winner of €11.2m Lotto jackpot yet to come forward The winner of Wednesday's €11.2 million Lotto jackpot has not yet come forward. The winning ticket was sold at the Spar store on Monastery Road in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.
Putin orders reciprocal response to US missile test Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Defence Ministry and other government agencies to analyse the threat posed by a new US missile test and to prepare a reciprocal response.
Green Card not needed in event of no-deal Brexit - MIBI Valid Irish insurance discs will serve as proof of insurance for those driving Irish-registered vehicles in the UK, including Northern Ireland, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Brazilian army ready to protect Amazon, says general The Brazilian army is ready to defend the Amazon rainforest, Edson Leal Pujol, head of the armed forces, said today amid increasing international pressure and calls for tough action to combat fires sweeping through the forest.