Varadkar, Johnson to meet "in the coming weeks"
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to meet the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss Brexit "in the coming weeks".
This would be the first face to face meeting between Mr Varadkar and Mr Johnson since he become British prime minister in July.
A spokesperson for Mr Varadkar confirmed Northern Ireland and Brexit would be discussed.
"Their offices are in contact to agree a date for these talks in the coming weeks", they said.
Malaysian Police refuse to set time limit in search for Nóra Quoirin
Malaysian Police have refused to set a time limit to continue the search for missing Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin.
The search has now been underway for more than a week, but authorities are still no closer to a breakthrough.
She disappeared last Sunday from the Dusun Holiday Resort near Kuala Lumpur, where she was staying with her parents.
Investigations launched into the death of Jeffrey Epstein in US prison
Investigations have begun into how disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life in prison, ahead of facing trial on sex trafficking charges.
The 66-year-old, who was being held without bail in a Manhattan jail, was accused of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida.
Epstein, who denied the charges, was found at 6.30am on Saturday morning, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.
US Attorney-General William Barr, in announcing the investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general's office, said he was "appalled" to learn of Epstein's death while in federal custody.
Irish scientists discover new insights into star formation
An international team of astrophysicists have measured the total mass and energy from a jet driven by a massive protostar, for the first time.
The team, from seven different institutions in six countries, is being lead by researchers from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS).
Protostellar jets play a key role in star formation.
Film release cancelled in wake of US shootings
A film which saw people hunted for sport has been shelved by Universal Pictures.
'The Hunt' starred Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts and Betty Gilpin.
It had been billed as a "satirical social thriller" in which 12 strangers wake up not knowing where they are, or how they got there.
Marketing for the film had already been put on hold following shootings in Texas and Ohio.