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The family of Nóra Quoirin has said their hearts are broken following the discovery of the teenager's body.

The missing 15-year-old's body was discovered in Malaysia yesterday after a 10-day search.

In a statement, her family thanked everyone involved in the search - adding that Nóra has "truly touched the whole world".

A post-mortem exam on the teenager's body is being carried this morning.

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Talks aimed at resolving the Ryanair pilot's dispute will take place later today.

The discussions will look to avert strike action by 170 of the airline's Irish-based pilots, amid an ongoing row over pay and conditions.

Pilots' union Fórsa says only a serious proposal from Ryanair management would prevent its member from taking to the picket line next week.

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Hong Kong International Airport has secured an injunction to prevent any further disruption following days of pro-democracy protests.

Anti-government demonstrators clashed with police in riot gear at the airport last night following another day of cancelled flights.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is claiming US intelligence believes Chinese forces are being mobilised at the border with Hong Kong.

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The Irish boy who died after a swimming pool accident in Spain has been named locally as Avery Greene, from Mallow, Co Cork.

The three-year-old passed away in hospital yesterday.

He was found unconscious in a pool at an apartment complex near Alicante on Monday.

It is understood he was on holiday with his family.

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The Beef Plan Movement says it has no immediate plans for more protests in their dispute with meat factories.

The group held lengthy talks with Meat Industry Ireland, farming organisations and Government agencies in Kildare on Monday.

They are trying to resolve the row over the prices farmers are getting for their animals, which led to nearly two weeks of protests.


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