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IRELAND

Ana Kriegel trial hears one of accused described co-accused as 'weird'

One of the boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel told gardaí Ana was a "lonely" girl who was "outcasted" and he thought of her as a "weirdo, somebody who I should not be around," the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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'What is the world coming to?' - Man denies harassing four teen girls, and sexually assaulting one

A middle-aged man charged with harassing four teenage girls on a bus journey and sexually assaulting one of them said all he did was engage in banter.

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Time catches up on Cork's famous Shandon clock

Almost five years since the historic 172-year-old clock mechanism underwent significant repair and restoration.

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Tánaiste tells Cabinet danger of no-deal Brexit at greatest in almost three years

The "danger" of a no-deal Brexit is the highest it has been in over two years, Tánaiste Simon Coveney told his Cabinet colleagues today.

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'Modern den of thieves': Mick Barry calls Fine Gael a party of landlords

Fine Gael is refusing to ban evictions into homelessness because it is a party of landlords, the Dáil has heard.

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WORLD

Firm at centre of Instagram breach denies storing personal details

Chtrbox claims initial reports around the breach are ‘inaccurate’.

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Mother and babies ‘doing fine’ after sextuplets born in Poland

The sextuplets were a surprise to the family who were expecting just five babies.

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Garden feeders boost populations of birds, study suggests

Feeding the birds in the back garden has boosted the populations of an array of species that flock to them, a scientific study in the UK suggests.

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Eurosceptic Tories react angrily to Theresa May’s ‘truly awful’ Brexit proposals

Some MPs who backed the PM’s deal the last time it went before the Commons insisted they would not be doing so again.

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Ex-White House aide faces contempt vote after failing to testify before Congress

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler told Don McGahn that the panel will hear from him ‘one way or another’.

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BUSINESS

'Last Brexit gamble' of Theresa May puts sterling on volatile path

The "last gamble" of Theresa May to get a Brexit deal through the Commons sent sterling briefly soaring fears that this fourth attempt too will fail, weighed on the currency again.

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Greencore eyeing 'quite a bit' of UK acquisition activity

Greencore boss Patrick Coveney expects the sandwich-making group to undertake "quite a bit" of acquisition activity in the UK market over the next three to five years.

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Increase in shadow banking activities seen as potential threat to Irish economy

Ireland is one of the largest centres for so-called shadow banking activity in the world, which could threaten the country's economic stability and traditional banking system.

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Dealz brings High Court challenge over decision stopping retailer from operating near Liffey Valley

Discount retail chain Dealz has brought a High Court challenge to a decision which prevents it from continuing to operate from a retail park near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin.

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Company behind space suit worn for moon landings creates 70 new jobs in Cork

A new manufacturing facility in Cork has created 70 new jobs, with 30 of these roles already filled in recent months.

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OPINION

Australia loosens borrowing rates overnight to fight falling property market

Within hours of the re-election in Australia of the sitting coalition Government led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday, the first in what can be expected as a series of steps is underway to fight the falling property market.

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Climate change: sea level rise could displace millions of people within two generations

here is time to change course, but not much, and the longer we delay the harder it gets, the bigger the mountain we have to climb.

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Markle is the sparkle and the duchess Britain’s royal family needs right now

So Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a son, and the British and in some cases, the Irish press, which for weeks has been positively giddy with rumour, was freed from its stifling wait for actual news of a royal baby.

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The global consequences of a Sino-American cold war

What started as a trade war between the US and China is quickly escalating into a death match for global economic, technological, and military dominance, writes $1.

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Europe’s only decision: What is the overarching strategic agenda?

After months of polling, speculation, and hand wringing over the European Parliament election this month, one might think that nothing else matters, writes $1

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