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Friday 18th October

First all female space walk

U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday when they stepped outside the International Space Station on the first all-female spacewalk.

Privately funded hospice opens in Castlebar

Today is the official opening of the first hospice in County Mayo. Martina Jennings, the Chief Executive of Mayo Roscommon hospice, says the hospice has been paid for completely by fundraising.

93 year old, former Nazi goes on trial in Germany

Jessica Saltz, Euronews Correspondent in Germany reports that the 93-year-old man, Bruno Dey, was 17 when he joined the SS.

Over 1,000 speed enforcement zones in place for National Slow Down Day

Superintendent Eddie Golden of the Garda National Roads Policing Unit, says the 24-hour operation runs from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.

New deal is a 'harder Brexit' than previous Withdrawal Agreement

IBEC Chief Executive, Danny McCoy, says that while the current deal is a positive development because it has removed the risk of no-deal Brexit, it will still result in our nearest neighbour being in a different customs union to us.

Tánaiste says Brexit deal poses no threat to NI constitutional status

The Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said a contingency plan is in place for all scenarios, including the possibility that the deal does not pass in Westminster tomorrow. Northern Editor Tommie Gorman and Financial Times, Political Editor, George Parker give their analysis.

Thursday 17th October

What Ireland looks like in numbers

CSO publishes it's Statistical Yearbook on Ireland's economy and society and our Economics Correspondent, Robert Shortt reports on the trends

Boris Johnston and Donald Tusk hold joint conference following agreement on EU-UK deal

The British Prime Minister and EU President give their reaction while Political Correspondent Micheál Lehane summarises the response in Leinster House.

US President Mike Pence travels to Turkey for talks with President Erdogan

BBC Turkey Correspondent, Mark Lowen, analyses the talks over Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria

Ivor Bell found not guilty of soliciting 1972 murder of Jean McConville

Our Northern Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports from Belfast High Court

More reaction from London on the EU-UK deal

Channel 4's Political Editor Gaby Gibbon provides analysis from Westminster

The EU and UK reach agreement over a Brexit deal

EU negotiator Michel Barnier annonces the details, Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Northern Editor Tommie Gorman analyse the deal and reaction

Wednesday 16th October

Why author Marian Keyes is donating some of her 'digital' work to the National Library

Author Marian Keyes on how she's the first donor to work with the National Library as part of its 'Digital Pilots' initiative

Those who are at a higher risk of dying in residential fires

Research Officer at the Health Research Board, Anne Doyle, on how older people, single people, men and those living in rural areas are at higher risk of dying in residential fires

'Advanced optimism' in Europe that a Brexit deal can be done

Europe Editor Tony Connelly on a breaking news update on Brexit talks

Domestic issues dominate Leaders Questions today

Political Correspondent Micheál Lehane on what's been happening during Leaders Questions today

Fire causes major damage at Dublin school

Reporter Samantha Libreri is at Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní in Coolock in Dublin, which was severely damaged by fire earlier today

What's the reaction in London to the latest Brexit developments?

Political Correspondent with The Financial Times in London Laura Hughes on the latest developments regarding Brexit this lunchtime

DUP have further meeting at Downing St today

Northern Editor Tommie Gorman on how a further meeting between the DUP and Downing St has taken place regarding Brexit

EU sources say 'things are looking good' in relation to a Brexit deal

Europe Editor Tony Connelly, on the latest Brexit developments this lunchtime

Tuesday 15th October

Motion to return remains of James Joyce & Nora Barnacle

Dublin City Council have proposed a motion to have the remains of James Joyce and his wife Nora Barnacle repatriated to Ireland. Professor Emer Nolan of Maynooth University Councillors says a homecoming would be nice but there's also something appropriate about the author remaining in exile.

DUP 'not in the strong position they once were'

Belfast Newsletter columnist, John Tongue, says the DUP do not want to be blamed for a no-deal Brexit.

Fear of 'difficult' tenants driving landlords out of market - RTB

The chairman designate of the Residential Tenancies Board, Tom Dunne, has suggested some landlords are 'vulnerable,' adding that many of them - who are 'accidental' landlords - might not be aware of the risks associated with being a landlord.

US tells Turkey to impose immediate ceasefire in Syria

Suzanne Lynch- Washington correspondent for the Irish Times reports that the United States has told Turkey to impose an immediate ceasefire in Syria.

'Megaphone diplomacy has abated'- Opposition parties respond to Brexit

Political Correspondent, Michéal Lehane reports that Brexit has been the main issue for the Cabinet meeting this morning and the top issue for opposition parties who were speaking about the latest developments on the plinth.

Current UK Brexit proposals not good enough - Barnier

Europe editor Tony Connolly reports that EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he needed a legal text agreed by the end of the day to recommend that a summit of EU leaders on Thursday and Friday approves any deal.

Two arrested after man killed in Co Dublin stabbing

Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds reports that a 31-year-old man has died after a stabbing incident in Loughlinstown, Co Dublin. Our reporter Aengus Cox was at the scene this morning and got the reaction of some of the locals in the area.

Monday 14th October

Surge of dangerous jellyfish on Irish shores

Kevin Flannery, Marine Biologist & Director of Dingle Oceanworld, says that a surge of Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish have washed up along the southern coast of Ireland over the weekend.

Disclosures Tribunal resumes at Dublin Castle

Laura Hogan reports that the Disclosures Tribunal has resumed at Dublin Castle today, to examine the case of Garda Nicholas Keogh.

Spanish court hands Catalan leaders up to 13 years in jail

Stephen Burgen, a Barcelona based journalist who writes for the Guardian newspaper reports there've been widespread protests across Catalonia, in response to the prison sentences.

Brexit deal 'possible this week', says Tánaiste

Tony Connolly our Europe Editor is in Luxembourg today where EU Foreign Ministers are meeting today and London Correspondent Sean Whelan reports that the Queen of England has delivered her speech at the official state opening of parliament in Westminister.

Man who died following Cork assault identified as Timmy Hourihane

Detective Superintendent Michael Comyns - head of the serious crime unit in the Cork City garda division, says investigations are continuing in Cork today after the murder of homeless man Timothy Hourihane.

Farmers block meat industry officials from entering taskforce meeting

Fran McNulty, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent reports that the representatives tried to enter the department for the inaugural meeting of the new Beef Market Taskforce.

Friday 11th October

Donegal town celebrates 60th anniversary of 'Darby O Gill and the Little People'

Natalie Lough from the GAP Heritage and History Group in Ardara says a special festival is happening to mark the 60th anniversary of the Darby O Gill and the Little People, in the Donegal town where Walt Disney sought inspiration for the tale.

Incomes of poorer households will be hit more in Budget- ESRI

Economics Editor, Robert Shortt, reports that the ESRI has found that while the Budget was prudent, the incomes of poorer households will be hit more than those on higher incomes.

Several stabbed at Manchester shopping centre

Michele Adamson reporter with BBC Radio Manchester reports that a man in his 40s has been arrested after several people were stabbed at the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester.

Bamford agrees deal in principle for Wrightbus

Northern Correspondent, Vincent Kearney, reports that a deal to save County Antrim bus builder Wrightbus has moved a step closer after a dispute over the sale of the factory was resolved.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

Carol Morgan of Concern Worldwide who served as Regional Director for the Horn of Africa, welcomed the news of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's win.

Conor McGregor charged with assaulting man in Dublin pub

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports that the mixed martial arts fighter Conor Mc Gregor has appeared in Court charged with assaulting a man in a Dublin pub earlier this year.

Green light given for deeper negotiations to reach Brexit deal

Europe Editor, Tony Connelly, reports that diplomatic sources have confirmed that EU ambassadors have given the green light for deeper negotiations on a Brexit deal with the UK to commence.

Thursday 10th October

Dublin house prices down by 0.3%, national prices up 2%

Will Goodbody, Business Editor on the latest house price figures

Five suspected pipe bombs made safe in Edenderry

Gearoid Keegan, Deputy Editor of the Tullamore Tribune

Turkey faces 'sanctions from hell' over Syria assault

Frederike Geerdink is a Kurdistan based writer and journalist who is following events

Further details emerge over intimidation at social housing development

Mary Regan of our political staff reports

Search resumes for missing fisherman in County Cork

Paul Stevens, Lifeboat Operations Manager with Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat

Varadkar and Johnson hold 'detailed' Brexit talks

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent on today's meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Former UK Chancellor puts forward plan to break Brexit stalemate

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer in Britain Philip Hammond on his new proposals to break the Brexit impasse

Wednesday 9th October

Slug will suffer 'noise pollution' during Greenway construction

Anne Lucey reports that an An Bord Pleanala hearing has been told that the Kerry slug will suffer from 'unmitigated noise pollution' in the construction of the 32 km South Kerry Greenway.

Two killed in shooting in eastern German city of Halle - police

Derek Scally - Irish Times Journalist based in Berlin, reports that two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle and police say they had detained one person.

Turkey to enter Syria 'shortly'

Louise Callaghan, Middle East Correspondent with the Sunday Times, reports that Turkey is preparing its offensive

Twitter dismisses claims over couple abused online

Mary Regan of our political staff reports that Twitter has dismissed claims that it did not do enough to respond to racist and abusive content on its site which a mixed race couple in County Meath said forced them to leave the country.

Irish corporation tax revenue could fall under OCED proposals

Business Editor, Will Goodbody repors that under new OECD plans, firms - including large digital companies with a significant presence in this country - would have to pay tax wherever they have significant consumer-facing activities and generate their profits.

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