A quick recap of the weekend's top stories
The Government is scrambling to fast-track the planning process for major projects following the saga over Apple’s €850m data centre in Athenry.
The company’s CEO Tim Cook told the Taoiseach he was shelving the plans during a meeting in San Francisco during the week.
The decision comes as a blow after the High Court cleared the way for the centre to go ahead - following lengthy legal efforts to block it on environmental grounds.
At least 11 princes and dozens of former Government ministers have been detained in a major leadership purge in Saudi Arabia, according to reports in the country.
The arrests came hours after a new anti-corruption committee was formed by royal decree on Saturday, according to Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV.
The heads of the navy and the Kingdom’s elite security force, the Saudi National Guard were also replaced in a separate move.
US President Donald Trump has warned that "no dictator, no regime" should underestimate the US.
President Trump was speaking to US and Japanese service personnel at the Yokota Air Base near Tokyo, at the beginning of his Asian tour.
He told the crowd: "No one, no dictator, no regime... should underestimate American resolve."
A former Cabinet Minister has said she was physically bullied in the halls of Leinster House by two male TDs.
Labour Party politician Niamh Bhreathnach said she was “elbowed and shouldered down a corridor” by two men as she was attempting to make her way into the chamber for a vote.
She said the incident occurred while she was serving as Minister for Education.
Netflix has said it is cutting ties with Kevin Spacey – and has pulled an upcoming film starring the actor about the writer Gore Vidal
The network had already insisted it would not remain involved with 'House Of Cards' if the actor remains on the show.
The network suspended production of the upcoming sixth and final season of the hit drama earlier this week.