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Donald Trump names latest national security advisor US President Donald Trump has named his pointman for hostage situations, Robert O'Brien, as his latest national security advisor, replacing the man he sacked just as relations with Iran are entering a new crisis point.
Large-scale housing development applications up 70% The number of applications for large scale housing developments is up nearly 70% according to An Bord Pleanála's annual report.
Irish Cement granted licence to burn waste in Limerick The Environmental Protection Agency has granted a licence to the Irish Cement company to burn tyres and other types of solid waste at its plant in Mungret in Co Limerick.
Greta Thunberg urges US to take climate action now Teen activist Greta Thunberg has taken her climate change fight to the US Congress, imploring politicians, several of whom are global warming sceptics, to "take real action" to avert environmental disaster.
Govt would seek 'consultative role' over NI direct rule Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the Government would seek a "consultative role" in Northern Ireland if direct rule was imposed by the British government.
Boris Johnson confronted by parent in London hospital An angry parent of a sick baby told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson the NHS was being destroyed during a confrontation in a hospital corridor.
'Undeniable' Iran involved in attack on oil facility Saudi Arabia has displayed remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities as "undeniable" evidence of Iranian aggression.
Schools face disruptions as secretaries to begin strike Up to 1,000 schools will face administrative disruption from Friday as school secretaries begin a campaign of industrial action over pay and conditions.
ICTU agrees in principle to PDFORRA membership The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has agreed in principle to accept the representative body for enlisted members of the Defence Forces PDFORRA into associate membership, subject to further negotiations with the Department of Defence.
Cork family discovers vase is from rare Ming dynasty A Cork family had a pleasant surprise when the vase turned out to be a rare Ming dynasty artefact valued at between €40,000 and €60,000.
Thousands gather for Galway Capital of Culture launch Several thousand people gathered in Eyre Square in Galway this evening for the launch of the city's Capital of Culture programme.
Woman who was offered reduced rent for sex speaks out A woman who was offered reduced rent in return for sex with her landlord has spoken of her shock at receiving such a proposition.
McClean awarded £63k damages over defamatory remark A former Belfast councillor who falsely referred to Republic of Ireland footballer James McClean as a "super Provo" is to pay out £63,000.
The road to a possible war between the US and Iran The current tensions in the Middle East can be traced back to the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal
Abducted Quinn director beaten and dumped on Cavan road A Director of Quinn Industrial Holdings has been left with a broken leg after he was abducted near his Fermanagh home and assaulted, before being dumped on the side of the road in Co Cavan.
Man arrested over Mayo shooting released without charge A man in his 80s who had been arrested over the fatal shooting of another man in Ballyhaunis in Co Mayo, has been released without charge.
Injured Australian hiker in two-day crawl to safety An Australian bushwalker who tumbled down a waterfall, breaking his leg, has told how he managed to crawl for two arduous days though scrub and forest to safety.