Morning top 5: Leonard Cohen dies aged 82; Trump to lure US multi nationals away from Ireland

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The singer-songwriter and artist Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, according to his official Facebook page.

A statement said: "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist Leonard Cohen has passed away.

"We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries."

A memorial is going to take place in Los Angeles at a later date, and it is not publicly known how or where he died.
Cohen's death comes three weeks after he released his 14th studio album, called You Want It Darker.


America is threatening to lure US multinationals away from Ireland under President Trump.

Donald Trump's senior economic advisor Stephen Moore has warned they'll drop their corporate tax rate to compete with us.

Speaking in a BBC interview yesterday, he said they'd cut their headline tax rate for companies from 35% to just 15%, to encourage them to locate in the States.



Many thousands of people in Britain and across the world will today mark almost a century since the Armistice that ended the First World War.

The silence will be held at 11am, which marks the declaration of the end of the fighting between Allied Forces and Germany 97 years ago.

Prince Harry will attend an Armistice Day Service at the Armed Forces Memorial in Staffordshire, a day after he and his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh visited Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance to lay small wooden crosses.


Two men are to appear before court today in connection with the robbery of a cash in transit van in Dublin.

The 28 and 33 year olds were arrested on Wednesday in relation to the incident, which occurred at Donaghmede Shopping Centre earlier in the day.

The men will appear at the Criminal Court at Parkgate St at 10.30 this morning.


Half the world's population lives on less than €2 per day.

Fair work and employment will be the focal point of an international conference today.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Trinity College will host the seminar looking at the UN Sustainable Development Agenda and Global Labour Rights.