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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

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'Devastation' and worry, as Poles wonder what Brexit will mean for them
“I wasn’t really expecting the result, and I wasn’t happy… It’s not great – especially not for us.”
'Take a bow, Britain': European leaders hold crisis talks after Brexit shock
Member state leaders have urged Britain to leave as soon as possible.
Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the EU
If you’re struggling to understand how Brexit happened, here’s what the Leave side promised voters.
Brexit fallout - now Spain says it's close to taking back Gibraltar
The tiny outcrop at the southern tip of Spain has been disputed by the two countries for the past 300 years.
Brexit: What happens now?
The Leave vote, a surprise to many, will trigger a series of events in the EU.
Heavy rain in London causes rail chaos - and could stop some people from voting
Some commuters said they had been stuck at Waterloo station for hours.
Brexit: From polls opening to final results here's a timeline of when it's all going to go down
When do polls open? When are the first results in? When will we know the final result?
Men jailed in UK for "barbaric" acid attack on woman
The victim was blinded in one eye after she was sprayed with drain cleaner outside a restaurant.
Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth?
Senator Frank Feighan says rejoining the Commonwealth will promote Ireland’s values to a global audience.
'Ellie told us she loved us...the next day she was dead' - a grandfather's grief
British father Ben Butler was today found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter, 11 months after winning a custody battle.
David Beckham wants to stay in the EU - what about other celebrities?
Beckham v Hurley, Clarkson v Caine, Geldof v someone off Geordie Shore.
Most Irish people would vote against Brexit if they could
One in three Irish adults wants an in-out EU referendum to be held here.
Late British MP and broadcaster accused of abusing two girls
Two women make the accusations in a documentary due to air tonight.
The Sun has come out for the 'Leave' side as polls point to a Brexit
“Our powers and values WILL be further eroded,” the Sun’s front-page editorial argues.
Brexit has the Irish government worried - here's why
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be visiting Prime Minister David Cameron in Manchester in the coming week.
Brexit campaign now has ten point lead, poll says
55% of British people are in favour of leaving the EU.
Pay gap in pocket money for girls and boys, British study shows
British girls receive an average of 77 pence less than boys.
'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan
The Bolton-born fighter is considering the option but the WBC is vowing to impose two-year bans on any pros who fight at the Olympics.
Tobacco company's attempt to sue Australia "an abuse of rights"
Tobacco giant Philip Morris had taken the action over plain-packaging.
The gloves are off: Boris Johnson compares EU to Hitler in latest Brexit twist
June’s referendum is still too close to call.
UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain
MI5 has raised the threat level from Northern Ireland-related attacks to “substantial”, for the first time in five years.
The BBC may have to cut its recipes section from its website
And some people on Twitter are not impressed.
Former British chancellor: Brexit could force return to Irish border controls
There have been mixed messages from the Brexit campaign about the likelihood of border checks being reimposed.
David Cameron admits he DID benefit from his father's offshore accounts
Downing Street has issued four statements on the issue before tonight.
Young people will decide the Brexit vote as "leave" jumps ahead in polls
There have been considerable fluctuations in the opinion polls ahead of the 23 June referendum.
Storm Katie has been battering Britain this weekend
Luckily, we’ve missed the worst of it here, but France has also been affected by storms.
Former law lecturer who fled to Ireland after child pornography trial extradited back to Britain
The man was found guilty of possession of indecent images of a child last year.
Europe will try to convince Britain to stay in the EU today
The key sticking point is Britain’s demand that EU citizens working in Britain not have access to welfare benefits for four years.
Pictures: The UK's annual test of all its coins is like something out of Harry Potter
The Trial of the Pyx is a bizarre ceremony, where the Royal Mint is put through its paces, that dates from the 13th Century.
Lord Lucan declared dead 42 years after he mysteriously disappeared
He vanished after the family’s nanny was found dead at his home.
Britain approves gene-editing experiments as opponents warn of 'designer babies'
Rules and laws concerning gene-editing differ widely in countries around the world.
Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth
Almost all of Australia’s state and territory leaders have signed up in support of the country becoming a republic.
Google is to pay its UK taxes in Britain from now on, rather than in Ireland...
The online giant is to pay €172 million in back taxes in the UK following a six-year probe by UK revenue and customs.
Child in Islamic State execution video is my grandson, says London man
“They are just using a small boy,” Sunday Dare said. “They are just using him as a shield.”
Isis threatens Britain in new executions video
In the footage, an English-speaking IS fighter calls British Prime Minister David Cameron an “imbecile”.
Cameron says Britain's Christianity is key to its success
Cameron has been criticised for the focus on religion in this year’s Christmas message.
Could the British do business with a Sinn Féin government?
Relations between the two governments in London and Dublin have never been better, the British ambassador told us this week.
Why this man is not apocalyptic even if 'Brexit' is a reality by next Christmas
The British ambassador to Ireland visited today to talk about the UK’s In/Out referendum.
Assad says Britain's bombing campaign will only cause terrorism to spread
The Syrian president also said the air strikes targeting Islamic State militants are illegal.
Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain
Donating the meat is aimed at improving the image of grouse hunting.