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  • Trump to allow FBI dossier be published

    02 February 2018 01:34 29

    Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, US president Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said yesterday. The memo, prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee, is said to allege

  • Committee recommends flying Catalan flag over Dublin City Hall

    02 November 2017 10:38 68

    Councillor proposed flying flag for one month in solidarity with Catalan people The policy committee for Dublin City Council has recommended that the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin City Hall for a month-long period. Councillors on the committee this morning voted seven to five in favour of flying the flag, known as the Estelada in the Catalan language

  • Spanish judge asked to issue arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader

    02 November 2017 10:24 54

    Carles Puigdemont’s lawyer says climate in Spain ‘not good’ but will co-operate with courts Spain’s state prosecutor on Thursday asked a High court judge to issue a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, after he failed to appear at a court hearing earlier in the day. Mr Puigdemont’s lawyer in Belgium, to which he has travelled

  • Spanish court postpones questioning of six Catalan legislators

    02 November 2017 10:12 48

    The six, including regional parliament speaker and prominent pro-independence activist Carme Forcadell, and 14 ousted Catalan government ministers, including fired Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, had been summonsed by two Madrid courts on Thursday and face possible charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. The Supreme Court said the hearing

  • Poland’s Łódź named UNESCO City of Film

    02 November 2017 10:08 53

    Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński has said UNESCO’s decision is not only a great honour but a chance for the city to develop dynamically and an opportunity for the international promotion of Poland’s film heritage. “It is a new opening for Łódź, which is undergoing a transformation from an industrial town into a leading

  • Profile: Sir Michael Fallon

    02 November 2017 09:36 64

    He was considered Mr Reliable, surviving three decades on the political frontline and serving under four Conservative prime ministers. But it was a hand on the knee 15 years ago that proved to be the beginning of the end for Sir Michael Fallon. Amid a flurry of revelations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the political world - themselves

  • Dublin City Council votes on flying Catalan flag over City Hall

    02 November 2017 09:25 52

    Councillor proposed flying flag for one month in solidarity with Catalan people Councillors will this morning vote on a motion to fly the Catalan flag over Dublin City Hall. The motion is due to be discussed at the council’s protocol committee after it was advanced by People Before Profit councillor John Lyons, who has proposed flying the flag of the secessionist

  • Who will replace Sir Michael Fallon as Defence Secretary?

    02 November 2017 08:46 58

    A former soldier, diplomat and writer, the Penrith and the Border MP's life has been so colourful that Brad Pitt's production company reportedly bought the rights for a biopic. Currently Minister for Africa, Mr Stewart had a short stint as an officer in the Black Watch before a diplomatic career which saw him become deputy governor of two provinces in Iraq following

  • Yemen: The world's forgotten war

    02 November 2017 06:33 113

    RTÉ reporter Joan O'Sullivan and cameraman Magnus Kelly travelled to the horn of Africa courtesy of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to meet Yemeni refugees who have fled across the sea to the tiny African nation of Djibouti. It has been called the world's forgotten war and its worst humanitarian disaster. For nearly three years now, Yemen has been embroiled

  • Sir Michael Fallon resignation: PM considers replacement

    02 November 2017 05:08 40

    Theresa May is expected to name a new defence secretary after the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon on Wednesday. He stood down saying his conduct had "fallen short" of standards, in the wake of allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a "radical reshuffle" was not expected, but instead a "sideways move or single