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Attacks on Myanmar's Rohingya 'genocide' - Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said attacks on Myanmar's Rohingya minority amounted to "genocide".

Teenager arrested in connection with London bombing

Detectives investigating last week's terrorist attack on a Tube train in London have arrested a 17-year-old boy in Thornton Heath in south London.

Over 220 dead after Mexico struck by 7.1 earthquake

Rescue crews and volunteers searched through rubble for survivors in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake is believed to be around 224.

Charges against Jobstown accused set to be dropped

A solicitor representing five of the remaining Jobstown accused has said that he received correspondence this evening from the Director of Public Prosecutions indicating that Nolle Prosequi would be entered against all of his clients.

Boyd Barrett: Govt housing bill decision is 'shameful'

Solidarity/People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has described as "shameful" a decision by the Government not to support his party's bill to have the right to housing enshrined in the Constitution.

Smart electricity meters to be rolled out across homes

Smart electricity meters are to be introduced to every home and business in the country, after permission was given for the plan to proceed.

Verhofstadt says a hard border would be a 'disaster'

The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator has said there is no way that there can be a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Bruton says Louth school issue 'a disturbing situation'

Education minister Richard Bruton has described the decision of parents to withdraw every child from a school in Co Louth as "a disturbing situation".

Maria strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years

Hurricane Maria has rampaged across Puerto Rico as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, bringing widespread flooding and knocking out power, after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.

Ryanair pilots reject company's proposed bonus scheme

Ryanair pilots have rejected the company's proposed bonus scheme to encourage them to work through annual leave, and have called for improvements in their employment terms and conditions.

Labour says 'no scope' for tax cuts as Dáil returns

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has urged the Taoiseach to accept that there is no scope for tax cuts in next month's Budget.

Over 220 dead after 7.1 earthquake hits Mexico

Rescue crews and volunteers searched through rubble for survivors in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake is believed to be around 226.

Murder investigation launched into fatal 1987 fire

A murder investigation has been launched into the deaths of a 20-year-old woman and her two young nieces in a fire at a house in Kilcock, Co Kildare, 30 years ago.

Special Report: Nuclear stand-off

North Korea is nuclear armed, and has an unpredictable leader. So does its chief adversary, the United States. As the two square off, RTÉ News looks inside the Hermit Kingdom.

Maria strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years.

Laffoy 'keen to see certainty' over Eighth Amendment

The Chairperson of the Citizens' Assembly has said that she is keen to see certainty at the end of an Oireachtas committee's consideration of the Eighth Amendment.

Tribunal told Garda threatened to burn partner

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that Garda Keith Harrison threatened to burn his partner and her children during an argument.

Rain affects play at National Ploughing Championships

Prolonged rain earlier in the day has caused spot flooding and very muddy conditions on the second day of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly.

Raging Bull Jake LaMotta dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, former middleweight world champion and inspiration for the film Raging Bull, has passed away from pneumonia at the age of 95.

Catalan leader hits out at 'state of emergency'

Catalonia's leader has accused the Spanish government of imposing a "de facto state of emergency" in the region with a series of measures to prevent an illegal referendum from taking place.

Verhofstadt: UK must come up with border solution

The onus on finding a workable solution to the Irish border problem post-Brexit remains firmly with the UK government, a key European Parliament figure has insisted.

Iran leader Rouhani critical of Trump UN address

The President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has criticised what he described as the "hateful" speech made yesterday by US President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly.

Two further arrests in Wales over London tube attack

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, taking the total to five, Scotland Yard said.

Today's political updates

Coverage of today's political developments including coverage of proceedings in the Dáil and Oireachtas committees.

Japan PM says time for talk is over on North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that countries need to unite to enforce sanctions and apply pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.

Bere Island 'buzzing' after EuroMillions win

The National Lottery is looking for its latest winner, after a winning Euromillions Plus ticket worth €500,000 was sold on Bere Island in west Cork.

Health expert wants move towards family doctor system

An international health expert has said Ireland needs fewer hospital beds and should follow the Danish model of care.

'He knew everything' - tributes flow for Jimmy Magee

Reacting to the sad news of his pasing today, Jimmy Magee's former colleagues, fans and friends from the sporting world have been sharing their appreciation for a giant of Irish broadasting.

Expert says garda child protection training inadequate

The Government's special rapporteur on child protection has criticised the levels of child protection training provided to gardaí.

Hundreds dead after 7.1 earthquake hits Mexico

Rescue crews and volunteers searched through rubble for survivors in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake is believed to be around 216.

RTÉ Sport's great Jimmy Magee passes away

Former RTÉ sports commentator and journalist Jimmy Magee has passed away aged 82.

Dáil returns after the summer break with Budget looming

The Dáil returns after the summer break with the Government and opposition expected to focus on the upcoming budget on 10 October.

WHO warns world is running out of antibiotics

The World Health Organization has warned that the world is running out of antibiotics, and that antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency.

Verhofstadt on two-day visit to discuss Brexit

The European Parliament's Brexit Coordinator is on a two-day fact-finding mission to Ireland.

Farm safety to feature at ploughing event

After a record attendance yesterday, the National Ploughing Championships moves into its second day in Tullamore, Co Offaly, with a change in the weather and rain forecast.

Kroll Bond to set up European HQ in Dublin

US ratings agency Kroll Bond has confirmed plans to establish its European headquarters in Dublin.

Ten issues facing the Government as the Dáil returns

RTÉ's Political Correspondent Martina Fitzgerald takes a look at the main issues facing the Government as the new Dáil term begins.

Major earthquakes of the past 30 years

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing hundreds of people on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

At least 130 dead after powerful earthquake hits Mexico

Authorities have said at least 130 people have been killed after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico.

Dáil returns after the summer break with Budget looming

The Dáil returns today after the summer break and the government and opposition are expected to focus on the upcoming Budget - which is three weeks away.

European Parliament's Brexit Coordinator on 2 day visit

The European Parliament's Brexit Coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, is in Belfast for a two day series of meetings.

Day 2 of Ploughing Championships in Tullamore

After a record attendance and fine weather yesterday, the National Ploughing Championships move into their second day in Tullamore, Co Offaly with a change in the weather and rain forecast.

WHO warns that the world is running out of antibiotics

The World Health Organisation has warned that the world is running out of antibiotics, and that antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency.

At least 100 dead after powerful earthquake hits Mexico

Authorities have said at least 100 people have been killed after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico.

Tillerson urged to appoint special envoy to NI

A bipartisan group of US Congressmen and women have written to the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to appeal to him to appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland.

Third man arrested in relation to London Tube attack

British police have arrested a third suspect over the bombing of a packed London Underground train which injured 30 people last Friday.

Hurricane Maria causing 'mind boggling' damage

Officials have said at least one person has been killed as Hurricane Maria battered Guadeloupe, as it moves toward the US Virgin Islands, causing widespread devastation and "mind boggling" damage.

Policing Authority chair unsure if public trust gardaí

In the wake of the Garda breath test controversy, the chairperson of the Policing Authority has said she does not know if the public can believe that the police service abides by the rule of law.

Trump warns US may have to 'destroy' North Korea

US President Donald Trump has warned leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly that the United States may have to destroy North Korea if Kim Jong-un's nuclear-armed regime threatens its neighbours.

Man dies after incident on farm in Wexford

A man has died following an incident on a farm in south Co Wexford.