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IRELAND

Taoiseach calls for ‘level playing field’ over Brexit negotiations

Leo Varadkar’s comments came as he met European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in Dublin.

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Teenager appears in court charged with murder of Kilkenny man in London

A teenager has appeared in court accused of murdering an Irish man.

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The Lotto results are in...

The numbers drawn were 15, 17, 23, 31, 33 and 41, bonus number 45.

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Third of explicit images of children online were selfies

Concerns that indecent images of children shared online are often taken by children themselves have been raised after a UK watchdog found that 30% of these types of images were user-generated.

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'Brutal attack on a child': Gardaí confirm remains found in Dublin are those of missing Louth teenager

Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin are those of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods who was missing from his home in Co Louth.

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WORLD

Nancy Pelosi hands out impeachment pens after signing articles

Donald Trump is the third president in US history to be impeached.

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Virgin Islands suit alleges decades-long abuse by Epstein

The lawsuit seeks to confiscate hundreds of millions of dollars from Jeffrey Epstein’s estate in the Virgin Islands.

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Pachacamac Idol statue’s true colours finally revealed

The figure is a symbolically carved wooden statue from the Pachacamac archaeological complex.

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Angry shepherds secure bear ban from Macron

France began importing animals from Slovenia, where the population is booming.

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BUSINESS

Tullow Oil shares plummet nearly 16% on warning of €1.3bn profit hit

Tullow Oil shares fell by almost 16% after the company warned of a likely $1.5bn (€1.3bn) financial hit to its 2019 figures due to a lower oil price forecast and a reduction in reserves at one of its flagship fields offshore Ghana.

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IDA warning after five years of regional growth

Investments in IDA- supported companies in the south east have risen by 86% over the past five years, while those in the south west region rose by 37%, the state agency said.

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US-China trade deal ‘to do little for world economy’

The two main US stock indices — the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones — traded at new record highs as President Donald Trump hailed completing ‘phase 1’ of a trade deal between the US and China as “a momentous step”.

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Shannon Airport confident of return to passenger growth in 2020

Shannon Airport is confident of a return to passenger growth this year after taking a significant hit from the grounding of Boeing's 737-Max aircraft and a Brexit-related downturn in UK visitors to Ireland during 2019.

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Soaring gold price leads to a refining boom

In a refinery just outside Uganda’s main airport, workers slip bars of freshly refined gold into clear plastic bags sealed with a sticker of the national flag — black, yellow and red — and the label “Ugandan’s Treasure.”

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OPINION

Election 2020: First blood to Micheál, and he didn’t even have to work particularly hard for it

It would be a little unfair to describe Micheál Martin’s disposition as cocky at Fianna Fáil’s campaign launch event. But he certainly seemed composed. Confident even.

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Eli Lake: Weakening Iran regime’s legitimacy

A series of memos delivered last year outlines the Trump administration’s strategic steps to taking on Iran — to diminish its position at home in the eyes of the public, writes $1

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Barry Eichengreen: ECB should vote in favour of transparency to improve trust

The Governing Council is dominated by state central bank governors, but it is not fair to suggest that they will prioritise national interests if they have to reveal how they ballot when deciding monetary policy, says $1

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