Leo Varadkar says he will be looking to see if there's any "common ground" when he meets Boris Johnson in Dublin today.
The Taoiseach and British prime minister are holding their first formal bilateral meeting, but Mr Varadkar says he isn't expecting any big Brexit breakthrough during the talks.
Ahead of the talks, the Taoiseach was in Dublin Port this afternoon to inspect facilities built to deal with Brexit capacity issues.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have marched on the US consulate, calling for support from US lawmakers.
They want Congress and the US president to pass the proposed Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act - which would strengthen Washington's support for Hong Kong autonomy from China.
The cross-party bill, if passed, would reaffirm the US "commitment to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law at a time when these freedoms and Hong Kong’s autonomy are being eroded".
Bus drivers say they will not take on or let off passengers at Busáras after dark unless security's improved there.
It follows an alleged assault on a Bus Éireann driver at the central bus station in Dublin the week before last.
The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) said members will refuse to pick up and drop off passengers after 8pm from September 16th if there's no action.
Hundreds of people are fleeing the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian brought widespread devastation earlier this week.
The number of people known to have been killed rose from 30 to 43 overnight.
Hundreds are still missing and search teams have yet to reach some communities.
Mary Lou McDonald says any talk of customs checks on or near the Irish border is "nothing short of political vandalism".
The Sinn Féin president and the party's deputy leader Michelle O'Neill were in Dublin for an Ard Comhairle meeting on the latest developments on Brexit.
Earlier last week, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that some checks on goods and animals may need to take place near the Irish border in the event of a no-deal Brexit.