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Euro and sterling firm after draft Brexit deal

The dollar weakened today against the pound and euro, which rose after Britain's prime minister won cabinet approval for her draft Brexit plan.

But sterling's gains were capped by concerns over whether that plan will win parliamentary approval. 

British prime minister ...

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Carol drops bombshell on Robbie on Fair City

Carol and Robbie have had their fair share of ups and downs, but the former couple have an easy and warm rapport. In Thursday night's episode of Fair City they are getting along famously - that is, until Carol drops a bombshell on him.

Coming up on the soap, Robbie shows ...

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Trump aide departs West Wing after rebuke from first lady

US deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump’s office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal.

No replacement was named.

Aides said Ms Ricardel clashed with the first ...

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charge

Michael Avenatti, a chief critic of US president Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has been released from police custody following his arrest on a domestic violence charge in Los Angeles.

Avenatti criticised the allegation as “completely bogus” ...

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling is wanted by Everton on a free transfer when his deal runs out next summer, The Sun reports. The 28-year-old defender has already held talks over a new contract at Old Trafford, but the Toffees are hoping to land him next ...

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The EU is not a buffet: How Ireland, Britain and Europe’s papers reacted to Brexit plan

The UK Cabinet agreement on Theresa May’s Brexit deal makes headlines in Ireland, the UKand further afield on Thursday.

But views of the deal vary differently, with the Irish Examiner calling it a “Victory in Dublin, chaos in London”, Danish paper Berlingske ...

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‘Brexit backstop position protected in deal’, says Taoiseach

The Government’s fundamental position in relation to the Brexit backstop is reflected and protected in the draft Brexit deal agreed in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

He was speaking after the Cabinet met especially for two hours yesterday where ministers were briefed in ...

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Throat pack 'blocked airway after surgery'

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A throat pack was mistakenly left in a patient's airway after surgery and ...

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Whelan: The players I played with will tell you the truth

Glenn Whelan said the press and TV criticism he received during his international career rarely bugged him but did annoy his family, leading him to avoid engagement with the media in later years. 

Whelan earns his 85th cap against Northern Ireland this evening and will captain ...

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May braced for Commons backlash over Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May is braced for a backlash from Tory Brexiteers as she presents her deal on Britain's EU withdrawal to the House of Commons.

Mrs May cleared the first hurdle when British cabinet ministers finally approved the draft terms of her agreement with ...

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Tragic: Man killed in a workplace accident in Dublin

Gardaí in Dublin have sadly confirmed that a man has died in a workplace accident.

It is understood the man was killed in the accident which occurred on Southbank Quay in Ringsend at approximately 9am on Wednesday morning.

Gardaí say the Health and Safety Authority have been ...

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'I always gave 100 per cent... no matter what'

Of the 84 times that Whelan had played for the Ireland senior team, how many times had he lost a game? And his dad was stumped.

"If most people saw my record I think they'd be surprised as it's better than what Joe Public thinks," Whelan says.

"I played 84 times for Ireland and I was ...

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Leo hails no-border deal - but May faces vital Parliament vote

While Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Brexit is "something we regret", he insisted the best possible withdrawal agreement has been negotiated.

He said other EU members had taken on Irish concerns and helped protect the peace process, the Common Travel Area and our economy.

"This is one ...

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BREXIT: Northern Ireland will possibly have access to EU and UK market

It appears that Northern Ireland may well indeed get a good deal, at least for workers close to the border.

Theresa May’s proposed deal tonight looks like Northern Ireland could end up with access to the EU and to the UK, but not everyone is happy.

Major debate has already ...

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Little Mix naked and covered in insults in dramatic new image

Little Mix have shared an image of themselves stripped naked with insults written all over their bodies.

The black and white photograph shared on Instagram shows the singers – Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson – sat on the floor and ...

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The Lotto results are in...

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth almost €3.6m.

Lotto Results: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Daily Million Results - Jackpot  €1,000,000There was no winner of the Daily Million top prize.3 4 5 11 18 21 34 Daily Million Plus Results - Jackpot ...

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Heartbreaking words of BBC presenter’s 3-year-old son following her death

The husband of BBC presenter Rachael Bland has revealed the heartbreaking words their three-year-old son told him in the days after her death.

Bland, 40, was a broadcaster on BBC Radio 5 Live and died in September after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Steve Bland has now ...

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Brexit: UK cabinet agrees draft deal, including solution to avoid Irish hard border

Update: The European Union’s Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has set out details of provisions in the deal to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

It comes as Theresa May’s cabinet has agreed to a draft agreement on the terms for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, as ...

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Leo Varadkar heralds 'one of the better days in politics' amid draft Brexit withdrawal deal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has heralded today as “one of the better days in politics” as he championed a significant victory for Ireland in relation to Brexit.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks at a press conference on Brexit at government buildings in Dublin tonight. Photo: Niall ...

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Leo Varadkar heralds 'one of the better days in politics' amid draft Brexit withdrawal deal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has heralded today as “one of the better days in politics” as he championed a significant victory for Ireland in relation to Brexit.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks at a press conference on Brexit at government buildings in Dublin tonight. Photo: Niall ...

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Good news on the jobs front, as tech company Genesys announces the creation of 200 new jobs in Galway

Good news on the jobs front this evening, as tech company Genesys has announced the creation of 200 new jobs in Galway.

The new positions, which will become available over the next three years, will be based at a new company facility on Woodquay Court in the city.

Genesys’ ...

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