Teenager dies after swimming accident in Louth
A 14-year-old girl has died after a swimming accident in Co Louth.
A group of teenagers were swimming together at Seapoint, near Termonfeckin, on Friday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene after the girl got into difficulty.
EU reaches trade agreement with Mercosur countries
The European Union says it has reached a political agreement for a major trade deal with South America.
The deal between the bloc and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay - known as Mercosur - will cover a population of 780 million.
The EU says the deal "represents a clear commitment from both regions to rules based international trade and will give European companies an important head start into a market with an enormous economic potential."
France sets several new temperature records as heatwave continues
France set, and broke, its own record high temperatures several times on Friday.
Temperatures hit a record high of 45.9°C in Gallargues-le-Montueux in the south-east.
This followed two other searing hot temperatures earlier in the day.
Health support workers have deferred next week's three-day strike action
Three days of strike action at hospitals and health centres around the country have been deferred at the request of the Labour Court.
The health support staff dispute was referred to the court last night after talks between SIPTU and Government officials broke up without agreement.
The dispute saw 10,000 workers at 38 facilities taking to the picket lines for 24 hours last Wednesday.
They were due to strike again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next and next week; however, that has now been deferred at the court’s request.
MyTaxi to rebrand as 'Free Now' on July 2nd
The taxi hailing app MyTaxi is to cease trading under that brand next week.
The company says on July 2nd, it will officially be called 'Free Now'.
In February, the company said the change was as a result of its majority shareholder, Daimler, joining forces with BMW.
A Pride divide: The different views on the direction of Dublin Pride
Walk around Dublin city centre during June and there's no missing it: it's Pride month.
Recent years have seen the annual LGBTQ celebration explode in visibility and popularity. You don't even have to leave your home to see it: many major organisations and corporations now proudly update their social media logos to the distinctive rainbow colours - with everyone from Dublin Bus to the HSE getting involved.
You'll find Pride gear in Tesco (the supermarket joining only Google as one of the festival's top-tier 'platinum sponsors'), and even some Garda cars have been decked out in the Pride colours this year. Uniformed gardaí are also preparing to take part in the parade for the very first time.