British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to put a revised Brexit withdrawal agreement to the UK House of Commons on Saturday - with the numbers seemingly against him.
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party - on whose support the hopes of passing a deal in parliament were widely seen as hinging upon - has said it cannot back what is on offer.
UK Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP are also opposed.
Garda National Slow Down Day gets underway on Friday morning.
The 24-hour road safety initiative aims to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries.
There will be an increased Garda presence in over 1,000 speed enforcement zones.
Colleges are in for a cash windfall worth €14.25m.
Education Minister Joe McHugh says he wants to see institutes of technology and further education colleges deepen linkages and expand options for students to provide the skills they need for a changing world.
Most of the Government investment, €11.8m, is going towards technological university development.
The US has begun imposing new tariffs on a range of EU goods, including a number of Irish products.
Irish butter, cheese, liqueurs and pork are likely to be impacted by the move.
The 25% tariffs are in retaliation for the EU's illegal subsidies to plane-maker Airbus.
It remains unclear as to who was behind a Nazi-style sign that appeared at an Intreo centre in Cork.
"Job Path Macht Frei" was written above the entrance of the Hanover Street office.
"Arbeit macht frei" - a German phrase meaning "Work sets you free" - appeared on the entrance of the Auschwitz concentration camp.