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What's widely expected to be the final cabinet meeting of this current Government will be held this morning.

Leo Varadkar has said he wants to speak to his Ministers before announcing plans for a general election.

Ministers will arrive at Government Buildings this morning for an earlier than usual meeting, with it being brought forward to 9 am.

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Human body parts have been found in a bag in north Dublin.

The alarm was raised shortly before 10 pm last night when what are understood to be human limbs were found in a bag outside houses in Coolock.

The scene was sealed off to preserve any evidence.

Officers are believed to be checking missing person files to try to identify the remains.

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Thousands of homes and businesses remain without power this morning after Storm Brendan.

It is after strong winds and heavy rain caused power cuts, fallen trees and flooding when it hit yesterday.

The ESB says about 50,000 customers were without power at the peak of the storm yesterday afternoon.

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A taxi driver is recovering in hospital after being shot in Drogheda, Co Louth, yesterday evening.

The man in his 30s was not the intended target in the feud-related incident.

It happened on the Bridge of Peace in the town at about 6:20 pm, when a number of shots were fired at the taxi.

The injured man was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

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Contractor claims are the 'biggest risk' in the National Children's Hospital project, according to the chairman of the board overseeing it.

However, Fred Barry has told Health Minister Simon Harris a 'structure' has been put in place to 'robustly defend' these claims.

A note of their recent meeting on the €1.7 billion project has been released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Main image: File photo of Leinster House. Picture by: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

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