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Irish government on brink of collapse ahead of key Brexit talks.

DUBLIN, Nov 25 — Ireland's minority government was on the brink of collapse yesterday after the main opposition party called a vote of no-confidence in the deputy prime minister, just weeks before a key Brexit summit in which Dublin plays a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Man challenging suspension from National Museum had ’an obsession with tall women with long legs’, court hears.

An employee of the National Museum of Ireland who is challenging his suspension had "an obsession with tall women with long legs", the High Court has heard.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

East Cork earmarked by IKEA for second store in Republic of Ireland.

A location in East Cork is being lined up by IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, for its second full retail store in the Republic, with a promise of around 500 retail jobs locally, writes Irish Examiner Property Editor, Tommy Barker.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

EU officials asking 'What is going on in Dublin?'.

EU leaders and senior officials from the institutions are well schooled in the art of not commenting on the internal political affairs of member states, at least not in public.

- RTE - IE

Irish government set to fall over deputy PM's whistleblower scandal.

Ireland's minority government looks set to collapse after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

- Stuff - NZ

Poldark star Aidan Turner is heading to the West End.

The actor will swap his scythe for a cut-throat razor in his new stage role as an Irish terrorist.

- BBC - UK

Brexit talks progressing, but issues remain -- British PM.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Brexit talks were making progress but that there were outstanding issues on the divorce settlement and the border with EU member Ireland.

- GMA News - PH

Seek 'passion' and tech skills will follow, say recruiting security chiefs.

Infosec staffing needs a shot in the arm Plugging the infosec skills gap with expensive consultants or by trying to hire already skilled people won't fix recruitment headaches, Thom Langford, CISO at Publicis Groupe, insisted at the #IRISSCERT conference in Dublin this week.…

- TheRegister - UK

Ireland set for December election if crisis not averted by Tuesday: PM.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday he would not seek the resignation of his deputy prime minister, as sought by the party propping up his government, and would be forced to call an election if that demand was not withdrawn by Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ireland: No-confidence vote could prompt snap elections before critical EU Brexit summit.

Ireland's opposition has called for a vote of no confidence in the deputy prime minister. The government could collapse ahead of an EU summit addressing the post-Brexit border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

In quotes: Christmas general election a possibility.

"The last thing I want to do is be going around to the doors in Limerick during Christmas competing with carol singers."

- RTE - IE

Border issue a 'matter for negotiations' in talks

Northern Ireland's membership of the EU customs union after Brexit is "a matter for negotiations", Downing Street has suggested.

- RTE - IE

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine into prison

A solicitor is facing trial accused of bringing cocaine to an inmate at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin during a professional visit.

- RTE - IE

Three men jailed over violent robberies in Limerick

Three men have been given lengthy prison sentences for their parts in two violent robberies in Co Limerick five years ago.

- RTE - IE

State aid: Commission approves joint capacity mechanism for Ireland and Northern Ireland

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 November 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the new capacity mechanism for the jointly operated Irish and Northern Irish electricity market. The mechanism will help ensure security of electricity supply whilst preserving competition in the ...

- EU - EU

Three men jailed for Limerick burglaries where pensioners were stabbed and beaten

Three men have been given long jail sentences for two aggravated burglaries in which three pensioners were tied up, stabbed and beaten in Limerick.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Man jailed for defiling 14-year-old after teenage disco

A man has been jailed for three years for engaging in sexual activity with a girl after a teenage disco in Dublin two years ago.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Cocaine worth €70,000 seized in Dublin

Revenue has seized cocaine worth €70,000 in Swords, Co. Dublin.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Arlene Foster warns Irish election could hinder NI powersharing talks

A snap general election in Ireland would further hamper efforts to restore powersharing north of the border, Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

UK insists border stance unchanged

The UK government has backed away from suggestions that Northern Ireland's continued membership of the EU customs union could be up for negotiation in Brexit talks.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

UK has 10 days to make Brexit progress

British prime minister Theresa May was told to make progress on the financial settlement, and Ireland, before talks can move to the next phase.

- EU Observer - EU

Police scandal puts Irish government on brink of collapse

Varadkar's push to block hard border compromised by Fianna Fáil motion against deputy

- Financial Times - US

Police scandal threatens Irish government

Varadkar's push to block hard border compromised by Fianna Fáil motion against deputy

- Financial Times - US

Ireland Edges Toward Snap Election as Government Teeters

A motion of no-confidence in the deputy prime minister, filed by the main opposition party, could end a fragile coalition just as Dublin wrestles with Brexit talks.

- International NY Times - US

Irish Oppn leader submits no-confidence motion against govt

  Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin warned that elections loomed if Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald did not step down.

- Zee News - IN

Taylor Swift announces UK and Ireland dates for 2018

LOS ANGELES, Nov 24 — As part of her stadium tour promoting just-released album Reputation, Taylor Swift has announced she'll be performing three dates in the UK and Ireland in June. The newly revealed dates are bookended by a string of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Brexit crunch time for Ireland

Peace agreement and local autonomy offer a way out

- Financial Times - US

Irish government in jeopardy ahead of key Brexit talks

Ireland's government was fighting for its survival on Friday after the party propping it up announced plans to break their agreement because of the handling of a policing scandal.

- France24 - FR

Black Friday sale spend is likely to break all Irish records

It is estimated that previous records will be broken and more than €100m will be spent here this weekend as Black Friday kicks off the Christmas shopping season.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

DUBLIN - Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

- Reuters - US

Irish government faces crisis at crunch time for Brexit

Ireland's government is at risk of collapse, three weeks before a crucial European Union summit on Brexit.

- FOX News - US

Irish government faces crisis at crunch time for Brexit

- Townhall.com - US

Irish government looks set to fall as no-confidence motion filed

The domestic crisis hit just weeks ahead of a European Union summit on Britain's plans to leave the EU

- The Globe and Mail - CA

3 great last-minute travel deals

It's never too late to get a great travel deal! Here are three of the best last-minute travel deals we found on the internet this week: 1. Unwinding in Wyoming Head to Wyoming's Spring Creek Ranch before ski season starts and save nearly 40 percent on weeknight stays. The Jackson Hole retreat is offering deluxe rooms with ...

- The Week - US

Denmark, France and Belgium have highest income taxes

In 2016, the highest income taxes were recorded in Denmark , France and Belgium , according to a new OECD report. Among EU states, Ireland claimed the lowest income taxes , Latvia and Slovakia . Greece ranked first in tax hikes, rising income taxes 2.2% in just one year . Taxes on companies remained flat at around 8.9% of ...

- EU Observer - EU

Irish crisis may complicate Brexit summit

Snap elections are on the horizon in Ireland over the future of Irish PM's right-hand woman, three weeks before Irish PM is due in Brussels for a crucial Brexit vote.

- EU Observer - EU

Irish opposition 'threatens national interest', says minister

The opposition Fianna Fail party, which is threatening to organise a no-confidence vote next week if the deputy prime minister doesn't resign, is "behaving recklessly", foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney said Friday. He said Fianna Fail is trying to "damage the government, at a time when it is not in the national ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU approves joint Irish electricity scheme

The European Commission approved Friday a new mechanism jointly operated by the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to ensure sufficient future capacity to meet electricity demand at all times on both sides of the border. The Commission said the scheme, which is set to start in March, respects EU state aid rules. ...

- EU Observer - EU

Irish government looks set to fall over policing scandal

Ireland's government looked set to collapse Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister in violation of a three-year support agreement.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ireland govt thrown into crisis ahead of key Brexit talks

DUBLIN, Nov 24 — A crisis surrounding Ireland's deputy prime minister was today threatening the country's minority government and throwing key Brexit negotiations into confusion. Fianna Fail, the country's main opposition party, is set...

- The Malay Mail - MY

From Ducks to Trucks, Ireland's Exporters Pivot for Brexit

Ireland, the European Union member with the greatest economic stake in the U.K.'s exit from the bloc,is preparing for Brexit, as the government offers aid and businesses diversify.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Irish government fighting for survival ahead of key EU summit

DUBLIN - Ireland's government was fighting for its survival on Friday after the party propping it up announced plans to break their agreement because of the handling of a policing scandal.

- Reuters - US

Irish government on verge of collapse over police scandal

Threat of snap election raised after Varadkar resists calls to sack deputy PM

- Financial Times - US

Irish government near collapse over police scandal

Threat of snap election raised after Varadkar resists calls to sack deputy PM

- Financial Times - US

Irish deputy PM no confidence motion could force election

The Irish government could collapse over a no confidence motion tabled against the deputy PM.

- BBC - UK

Chasing the Deal: Four Affordable, Luxurious Christmas Getaways in Ireland

Christmas in Ireland is magical, and these four getaways are packed with perks, amenities, and luxurious destinations.

- New York Times - US

'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix

Netflix is bringing back its reboot of longtime cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a second go-round. Season 2 of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return will be available on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland “in the not-too-distant-future.” The renewal was ...

- Deadline.com - US

Waste from online shopping rising by 28% per year

The quantity of waste generated from packaging used by online retailers to send goods to customers in Ireland is rising by more than a quarter every year.

- RTE - IE

Dublin faces political crisis over Varadkar deputy and police scandal

Fears grow of early Irish election in middle of Brexit talks

- Financial Times - US

Irish Row Could Collapse Government, Delay Brexit

The Irish government was on the verge of collapse Thursday after the party whose votes Prime Minister Leo Varadkar depends on to pass legislation said it would seek to remove the deputy prime minister in a breach of their cooperation agreement. The crisis comes three weeks ahead of a European Union summit in which the Irish ...

- Voice of America - US

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