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The HSE boss Tony O'Brien is due to appear again before the Health Committee at Leinster House today, as calls continue for his resignation.
Gardaí in Dublin are dealing with 522 “live” threats to life, with 11 of them assessed as “critical”.
There has been a broad welcome to government plans to expand rural bus services, including night-time buses, although Michael Healy-Rae TD has pointed out that the scheme was “not adequate”.
Politicians in Iran have set a US flag ablaze in parliament and shouted “Death to America” after Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in North Korea to finalise details of a historic summit planned between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to cooperate on ending North Korea’s nuclear programme and promoting free trade, two hot-button issues challenging their region.
Mark Hughes refuses to accept Southampton are safe despite almost guaranteeing their Premier League future by winning at relegation rivals Swansea.
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Ireland has made it through to the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest – for the first time since 2013.
Shawn Mendes has announced a global arena tour for 2019 and we’ve made the list.
Scrabble is now 80 years old and, even with the exploson in technology it is a game that has never lost its charm, writes Niamh Hennessy