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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has thrown down a marker to British prime minister Theresa May by warning her there will be a Northern Ireland Brexit backstop deal - "or nothing".
A dig for the remains of a teenager who was killed by the IRA is proving one of the most challenging undertaken by experts searching for the Disappeared victims of the Troubles, a senior investigator has said.
Men accounted for almost 80% of suicides last year, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
An FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been received by a Senate committee.
Edwards Lifesciences, a US-based company which produces medical equipment, has confirmed that it will be locating its new manufacturing facility in Limerick.
It is being reported that Declan Rice has chosen to play for England rather than the Republic of Ireland. Meanwhile, Harry Arter has been recalled to the Ireland squad for this month's Nations League games with Denmark and Wales.
Connacht have confirmed that they will not sign Sevu Reece.
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Rebecca Daly’s latest film is one of the highlights of the IndieCork festival.
A Twitter user has revealed the exit survey her friend dishes out to ex-boyfriends.
The Late Late Show is getting into the spooky spirit this week with Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis set to appear.
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