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Thousands gather at church to remember singer O'Riordan
Thousands of people queued in Limerick city this afternoon to pay their respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan.
01/21/2018 07:22 PM
Information sought on getaway car in Hutch murder probe
Gardaí are looking for information on a second getaway car which they believe was used in the murder of Derek Hutch in west Dublin yesterday afternoon.
01/21/2018 07:31 PM
Turkish ground forces move into Syria
Turkish ground forces advanced into northern Syria's Afrin region, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border.
01/21/2018 05:40 PM
Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel
Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel yesterday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher.
01/21/2018 08:16 PM
German SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted today to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, moving Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government after months of political deadlock.
01/21/2018 05:52 PM
UNRWA seek more Irish funding as US slash contribution
The head of the UN welfare agency for Palestinian refugees has said that it will have to seek more funding from Ireland and other existing donors as a result of the US decision to radically reduce its funding contribution.
01/21/2018 02:58 PM
Heavy rain leads to spot flooding around the country
Flooding and road closures have been reported across the country today following heavy rain overnight.
01/21/2018 04:49 PM
Govt hopes to have referendum wording by 30 January
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English has said the Government hopes to reach a decision on the wording for the referendum on the Eighth Amendment by Tuesday 30 January.
01/21/2018 04:01 PM
Trump says Senate should change rules to stop shutdown
US President Donald Trump has said that if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for appropriations bills to pass.
01/21/2018 02:58 PM
More training needed to help adults with ADHD, says HSE
The HSE has said that more training is needed for health care professionals in adult psychiatry working in the area of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
01/21/2018 05:29 PM
We are sleeping through climate change wake-up calls
The latest data from leading climate trend record keepers published last week shows that 2017 was among the top three warmest years on record.
01/21/2018 03:31 PM
North Korea at Olympics 'a catalyst for building peace'
South Korea has welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month's Winter Olympics, and said it will aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
01/21/2018 10:36 AM
Pence says US would support two-state solution
US Vice-President Mike Pence has said the United States would support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if the two sides agreed to it.
01/21/2018 08:17 AM
Unrest continues over disputed Honduras election result
Honduran soldiers and police have clashed with protesters blocking roads across the Central American country, as discontent continues to fester nearly two months after a disputed presidential election.
01/21/2018 09:07 AM
Trump takes tough stance over government shutdown
US President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance after the US Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdown.
01/21/2018 07:22 AM
McDonald confirmed as President-Elect of Sinn Féin
Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as Sinn Féin's President-Elect by Gerry Adams at a meeting of the party Ard Comhairle and its Northern region organisation in Belfast.
01/21/2018 07:22 AM
Dip in support for Fine Gael, opinion poll suggests
A new opinion poll shows a slight fall in support for Fine Gael with other parties remaining largely unchanged.
01/21/2018 07:26 AM
Murder probe under way after man found dead in Belfast
PSNI detectives have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a man at a flat in east Belfast yesterday morning.
01/21/2018 08:28 AM
Women's Marches draw thousands of protesters across US
Thousands of protesters turned out across the US for the second Women's March yesterday, marking the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump's inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year.
01/21/2018 08:29 AM
Transgender people calling for better healthcare
Over 200 people, many belonging to the transgender community in Ireland, marched towards Leinster House this afternoon calling for better healthcare services for people who are seeking gender reassignment treatment.
01/20/2018 07:24 PM