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Morning top 5: Brexit talks 'close'; credit union current accounts; and Kilkenny-Carlow arrests

Brexit negotiations have been ongoing throughout the night in a bid to reach a last minute deal. ...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.42 17 Oct 2019


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Morning top 5: Brexit talks 'c...

Morning top 5: Brexit talks 'close'; credit union current accounts; and Kilkenny-Carlow arrests

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.42 17 Oct 2019


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Brexit negotiations have been ongoing throughout the night in a bid to reach a last minute deal.

It is understood the two sides are close, but issues around VAT and how it will be treated in Northern Ireland remain.

Alongside that, the uncertain nature of the DUP's potential support for this deal.

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Credit unions are to offfer full-service current account for their members.

The move - fully approved by the Central Bank - includes a globally accepted Mastercard Debit Card with contactless payments, standing orders, direct debits and an overdraft facility.

Credit Union members will be able to open an account online or in person at a branch.

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The Department of Justice has rejected almost one-third of the applications asylum seekers have made to work in Ireland.

Last year, asylum seekers were granted permission to get a job if they were here for more than nine months.

According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, over 4,400 people had requested permission to work by last month - but 1,300 people were turned down, mainly because they had applied too early.

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Twenty-eight people have been arrested after a sweeping operation across Kilkenny and Carlow.

They are being held on suspicion of different offences after searches were carried out under Operation Thor.

They have been arrested over alleged fraud, theft, assault, burglary and sexual offences.

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Authorities from a north Dublin primary school will meet later to discuss plans to accommodate 200 students left without a classroom.

A major fire caused extensive damage to part of Scoil ChaitrĂ­ona in Coolock on Wednesday morning.

The Department of Education says the school will remain closed this week as works take place.


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