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- Taoiseach to deal with leadership issue at meeting
The Taoiseach will deal with the leadership issue when he addresses TDs and Senators at a parliamentary meeting on Wednesday, a spokesperson confirmed this evening.
- Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing
Gardaí have arrested a man in his early 40s in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred in Tallaght, Dublin, yesterday.
- Sweden baffled by Trump immigration comments
US President Donald Trump's suggestion that Sweden experienced an immigration-related security incident prompted a baffled response from the Scandinavian country today as diplomats asked for an explanation and citizens responded with amusement.
- Govt told of flight risk with relocated refugees
The Government has been advised that there is a significant risk that some of the 40 child refugees being relocated to Ireland from migrant camps in France may try to flee to the UK.
- At least 39 people killed in Somalia market bomb
A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu today, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president.
- Irish woman due before Australian court Wednesday
A 25-year-old Irish woman charged with the murder of her fiancé in Australia is now expected to appear in court next Wednesday.
- 'Jihadist threat' to Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon
Irish and other peacekeepers serving in south Lebanon are target for militant jihadists, according to the commander of the UN force there.
- Explosion outside bullring in Colombia injures 30
An explosion in Bogota injured about 30 people, most of them police protecting a bullring that had been the target of protests when it reopened last month, city officials said.
- Iraq launches offensive on IS stronghold in Mosul
US-backed Iraqi forces launched a ground offensive to dislodge so-called Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of Mosul today.
- Man and woman injured in Derry shooting
The PSNI are investigating a shooting incident in Coleraine, Co Derry, tonight.
- Kraft Heinz withdraws offer to merge with Unilever
US food company Kraft Heinz Co withdrew its proposal for a $143bn (€134bn) merger with larger rival Unilever Plc, the companies said today, raising questions about Kraft's next steps and whether it could turn its focus to another target.
- Michael Marsh: Election talk all the rage
A year on from the 2016 General Election and election talk has been in the air again all week, so it is timely to see what the polls are telling us about support for the parties, writes Emeritus Professor Michael Marsh.
- Man injured on night out dies in Belfast hospital
The PSNI has launched a murder inquiry following the death of a man who was injured during a night out in Belfast two weeks ago.
- North Korea behind Kim murder, says Seoul
Malaysia's investigation into the murder of the North Korean leader's half-brother shows that the Pyongyang government was behind the assassination, South Korea has said.
- Tommie Gorman: Politics in a state of flux
There is a very funny 1979 movie called Being There in which Peter Sellers plays Chance, a simple-minded gardener, who through a series of most unlikely events becomes a very trusted adviser to the president of the United States.
- France denounces cyber attacks blamed on Moscow
Suspected Russian cyber attacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister has said.
- Ailbhe Conneely: CETA and the future of the EU
As politicians in Ireland grappled with confidence and controversy this week, MEPs in Strasbourg grappled with their consciences.
- Pipe bomb explodes in Co Antrim business park
A pipe bomb has exploded in a business park in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.
- Support for Fine Gael falls, opinion poll suggests
Support for Fine Gael has fallen, according to the latest Sunday Independent / Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll.
- Kenny under pressure from Varadkar over leadership
The Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has increased pressure on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to outline his intentions with regard to his leadership of Fine Gael.