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An armed standoff between an man and gardaí in the Kiltipper area of Tallaght in Dublin has ended.
Following on-going contact by garda negotiators the man left the house unarmed and was taken into custody.
Voting in Spain's general election has closed this evening.
Exit polls suggest the ruling conservative People's Party (PP) led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will win the most seats.
A teenager arrested in connection with a fatal assault in Claremorris yesterday has been charged with Manslaughter in connection with the incident.
He appeared at a special sitting of Castlebar District Court this afternoon.
A group of more than 30 children have arrived in Dublin airport today from Chernobyl to spend Christmas in Ireland.
The 31 children, many of whom are orphaned and have special needs, are given respite with Irish families, away from their orphanage in Belarus.
The suspicious device found on an Air France flight earlier today was a false alarm, say the airline's officials.
The flight from Mauritius to Paris was forced to land in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after a device, suspected to be a bomb, was found in a toilet on board.