Donegal is mourning the death of local Fianna Fáil councillor and motor racing champion Manus Kelly.
The 41-year-old father of five was killed during a crash on stage 15 of Sunday's Donegal International Rally.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has expressed deep sadness at Councillor Kelly's death.
In the UK, Conservative Party leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has called on rival Boris Johnson not to be a "coward" by avoiding a live TV debate with him this week.
He has written in the UK Times newspaper urging him to "man up".
Mr Johnson remains under pressure to explain why police were called to the home he shares with his partner.
Cattle farmers are staging a protest at the EU Commission Offices in Dublin on Monday over a proposed South American trade deal.
They claim Irish and European farmers are being sacrificed at a time when the EU is already on the brink of losing the UK market over Brexit.
IFA President Joe Healy is criticising the Commission for their "reckless pursuit" of the deal.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major blow after his candidate for Istanbul mayor was defeated in a repeat election.
Mr Erdogan tweeted to congratulate opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, who lead with 54% in early results.
Mr Imamoglu previously won a mayoral election in March, but Mr Erdogan's ruling party challenged the vote and the results were annulled after weeks of partial recounts.
Almost a quarter of children receive €800 for their First Holy Communion.
The average amount received was €617, which is up 10% since last year, according to Ulster Bank's annual Communion Survey.
Two-thirds of parents believe their child received too much money; while one-fifth believe their child should contribute towards the cost of the day.