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Ireland's UN Security Council application; defibrillator call for schools and Fiona Pender's brother speaks out

Coveney confirms Ireland's application for seat on UN Security Council

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Ireland will apply for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

Addressing the UN General Assembly on Saturday, Minister Coveney highlighted the need for countries to work together to overcome adversity – and pledged Ireland’s support for reform efforts aiming to make the UN “more effective and representative.”

Taking aim at the current make-up of the UN Security Council, Minister Coveney warned that UN political institutions must better reflect today’s world.

North Dublin principal calls for defibrillators for all schools after helping save boy's life

A north Co Dublin principal is being hailed as a hero after helping to save a 9-year-old boy who collapsed in the yard.

Tim O'Tuachaigh started CPR and sent for the defibrillator during the incident earlier this month.

The device had been donated by Apache Pizza to the local GAA club in Rush.

EU customs commissioner refuses to rule out checks at Irish ports

The EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs has refused to rule out EU custom checks on Irish ports and airports after Brexit.

Pierre Moscovici says the EU doesn't want to see a return to the hard border of the past in Ireland – but admitted the bloc does need to protect its customs area.

Speaking to Newstalk’s On The Record With Chris Donoghue, he said a lot will depend on the future trading relationship between the UK and the EU.

INTO members call for immediate industrial action ballot

Members of the Irish National Teachers Organisation have called on the union’s leadership to hold an immediate ballot for industrial action.

It comes after the union was forced to deny reports yesterday that it had accepted the new public service pay deal.

The union had originally recommended that its members reject the deal – as it failed to address the pay equality issue.

Brother of missing woman Fiona Pender calls for full garda cold case review

The brother of missing woman Fiona Pender is calling for a full garda review into his sister's case.

Fiona was 25-years-old and seven months pregnant when disappeared in Tullamore on 22nd August 1996.

Gardaí believe she was murdered, however no trace of her has ever been found.