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UK asks for time to fix Brexit debacle

EU leaders are preparing to hold an emergency summit next week should it be required to avoid a disorderly Brexit, following another day of chaos in Westminster.


Tánaiste defends €130k pay plan for mayors

The Tánaiste has defended the €130,000 salary proposed for directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford, insisting that’s what’s required to attract the right candidates.


‘State owes her a debt of gratitude’: HPV vaccine campaigner Laura, 26, dies

Tributes have been paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan, who has died from cervical cancer at the age of 26.


Taoiseach: Cut Britain some slack

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it is time to cut the British government some slack in order to allow them to avoid a crash-out Brexit.


FAI invitation to TDs ‘inappropriate’

An invitation from the FAI to members of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport to attend a social occasion, days before the FAI was due to be grilled on its finances, has been described as “wholly inappropriate”.



Scientists should ditch ‘statistical significance’, say experts

A better more contextual way of evaluating scientific results is needed, it is claimed.



EU hits Google with new €1.49bn fine

Google was fined €1.49bn by the EU for thwarting advertising rivals, a penalty that may be EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager’s third and final ruling on the US tech giant.


Cork flights to US in doubt after ban on Boeing plane

Passengers booked to fly from Cork to the US east coast in two weeks’ time face an anxious wait as Norwegian Air International scrambles to replace its grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft.



Mixed reaction in EU as May goes cap in hand for extension

For more than two years, British prime minister Theresa May insisted that her country would leave the European Union at 11pm on March 29 next. On the record, from the dispatch box in the House of Commons, she said it 108 times.


We must tackle global threat of white terror

Massacres like the Christchurch shootings are not, as some claim, isolated attacks carried out by disturbed individuals but are clearly part of a growing pattern, writes $1


Politics is no longer local when democracy is in peril globally

Neutrality does not suffice in a world dominated by the US and China, and with the far right resurgent, Ireland must stand up for the values of the European Union, says $1