Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.25 13 Jan 2020


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Taoiseach 'has made decision' on election but refuses to reveal date for now

The Taoiseach has confirmed he has decided on a general election date - although he has not yet said when exactly the vote will take place.

Several newspaper reports have indicated 7th February could be the day the country goes to the polls.

The Sunday Times suggests Leo Varadkar could ask President Higgins to approve the dissolution of the Dail as early as today.

Coveney warns that EU 'won't be rushed' by UK on post-Brexit deal 

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned that negotiating a new deal on the future relationship between the EU and UK in less than a year is "ambitious, if not unrealistic".

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU at the end of this month, followed by a 'transition period' until the end of 2020 to allow for trade talks.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set a deadline of December for agreeing on the terms of the future relationship by ruling out an extension to the transition period.

Prince Harry to join senior UK royals for 'crisis meeting'

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is to hold an emergency 'family meeting' today - after Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced they were stepping back as senior royals.

Prince Harry will discuss his future role with the royal family, while Meghan has already flown back to Canada to be with their son.

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William are expected to also attend the meeting at the Queen's Sandringham residence.

Foster and O'Neill appointed to top roles as Stormont Assembly reconvenes

The Stormont Assembly has reconvened, three years after power-sharing collapsed.

Saturday's session opened with a vote for the new speaker, with Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey taking the role after receiving cross-community support.

His election and those of three deputy speakers meant the Assembly could begin carrying out its work again.

UK police help save teenager having seizure after call from online gamer 8,000 km away

Police in Cheshire in the UK have revealed the moment they were told a teenager had suffered a seizure - by his online gaming friend more than 8,000 kilometres away.

17-year-old Aidan Jackson fell ill last week, while he was chatting to 20-year-old Dia Lathora from Texas.

Thanks to the American gamer's quick thinking, three officers were sent to his home.


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