Morning top 5: Cannabis worth €4 million seized in Dublin; US Senate passes major tax reform bill

The top stories this Saturday morning...

A man has been arrested following the seizure of drugs worth €4 million in Dublin.

Gardaí from Ronanstown stopped a truck in Lucan and discovered cannabis herb.

The driver of the truck, who is in his late 40s, was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Lucan Garda station.

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A 26-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a car in Co Kerry.

The woman was struck on the N22 at Glenflesk village shortly after 7pm yesterday evening.

The body of the woman has been removed to University Hospital Kerry for a post-mortem examination.

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The European Council President says the Taoiseach will be consulted on the UK's offer on the border before Brexit talks can progress to the next stage.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been given until Monday to come up with an offer to EU leaders on how to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Donald Tusk is due to lead a summit of EU leaders in two weeks, where a decision will be made on whether talks should move on to trade and future relations - but he has insisted any suggestion that is unacceptable to Ireland will also be unacceptable to the EU.

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Donald Trump's son-in-law faces being questioned about his links to a former White House adviser who's pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, according to reports in US media.

It was alleged that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was dishonest about contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.

Now US media claim he made contact at the request of the President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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The largest overhaul in America's tax system for 31 years has been approved by the US Senate, in a crucial victory for Donald Trump.

The early morning 51-49 vote in favour of the changes is a key step for a bill that, if signed into law, will see the corporate tax rate slashed from 35% to 20%.

One Republican senator and every Democrat voted against the controversial bill, with Democrats expressing anger & frustration that they hadn't even had an opportunity to properly scrutinise the legislation.