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EU demand over Apple's €13bn tax bill 'unjustified'

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said in an interview with a German newspaper that the European Commission’s demand that Ireland collects up to €13bn in back taxes from Apple was unjustified. The European Commission ordered Apple to repay taxes to Ireland after ruling last year that the company paid …

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Derry weapon stash thought to be linked to dissidents

A suspected dissident republican weapon stash has been discovered in Derry. A handgun, ammunition and other component parts were found buried in a terror hide in the Southway area of Derry. PSNI district commander superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “Items such as these are lethal and were clearly going to be …

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Saudi border with Qatar to be reopened for hajj

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. The decision came after the kingdom received an envoy from Doha for the first time since Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed …

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4th anniversary of arrest of Ibrahim Halawa in Cairo

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the arrest of Ibrahim Halawa in Cairo. Mr Halawa, from Firhouse in Dublin, was just 17-years-old when he was arrested during protests in support of Mohamed Morsi, who had been ousted from power in a military coup. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade …

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Gun found at Trevor Deely search site in Dublin

A gun has been found at a Dublin site which is being searched as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Trevor Deely almost 17 years ago. Gardaí began searching the three-acre site in Chapelizod at the weekend following new information that the 22-year-old was killed by a known …

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Britain to consider replacing EU peace funds for NI

Britain will consider replacing European Union funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland, the British prime minister has said. By the time the UK leaves, the EU will have provided more than €1.5 billion in funding for Northern Ireland projects targeted at healing the wounds of three decades of violence. …

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Trump calls out Ireland over US manufacturers' jobs

President Donald Trump has identified Ireland as a country from which he would like to see jobs “brought back” to the US. At a press conference in Trump Tower, Mr Trump was asked why three executives – including the CEOs of Merck and Intel, which both have significant operations in …

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HIAQ cancels residential centre's registration

The Cheshire Foundation in Ireland has handed over the management of a residential centre for highly dependent adults in Cork following the cancellation of its registration by HIQA. The watchdog said the St Laurence Cheshire facility failed to effectively address consistent findings of poor safeguarding arrangements and of a poor …

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