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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# G8

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# Rich club
Trump calls for Russia to be let back into G7 club of nations
Moscow was expelled from the rich nations club over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region.
# Fossil Fuels
G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century
The agreement among world leaders sends a strong signal to the climate change conference in Paris later this year.
# Sold
US firm snaps up exclusive Lough Erne resort
The exclusive resort hosted the G8 meeting last year.
# Obamas in Ireland
The Obama ladies' trip to Ireland cost $251,000
Don’t worry though – the US paid for it.
# Out in the Cold
G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis
The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.
# ukraine crisis
'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up
Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.
# Cooling Off
Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality
Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.
Voices
Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland
Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think we went over-the-top when the Obamas came to town?
Many welcomed the Obama ladies, believing that their visit benefited Irish tourism, while others criticised the govenment’s handling of the visit saying it made us look foolish.
# Summit
PSNI chief praises G8 policing operation as 'most peaceful in history'
Matt Baggott said it was a ‘unique’ summit in that it took place in an area where there was a ‘severe terrorist threat’.
# Talking tax
Taoiseach: I didn't raise US senate claim that Ireland is a tax haven with Obama
Enda Kenny met with Barack Obama at the G8 summit in Lough Erne this week but did not raise recent US Senate committee claims about Ireland being a tax haven for Apple.
# gr8 times at the g8
Caption competition*: What are Christine and Enda laughing about?
What do you reckon? Tell us in the comments. (*There’s no physical prize, but you’ll have our undying respect)
# get a room
Obameron: David Cameron and Barack Obama's bromance continues at G8
Their love-in continues as they enjoy long walks, meetings, debates and dinners at this year’s G8 summit in Enniskillen.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added foreign words we need in English
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Syria
G8 calls for urgent peace talks and a transitional government in Syria
The G8 nations pledged almost €1.1 billion in humanitarian aid for refugees inside and outside Syria.
# Discovery
World War II device found near G8 venue
The item was found on Lough Shore Road, near Lough Erne, during security checks.
# G8
Taoiseach: Ireland wants to be part of G8 tax evasion plan, defends corporate tax rate
Enda Kenny was speaking to the media as the G8 summit came to a conclusion in Lough Erne today.
# G8
G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed
G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.
# Pipe Bomb
Pipe bomb found in Strabane, an hour north of the G8 summit
The bomb was found just 80km north of Lough Erne in Enniskillen where world leaders are meeting for the annual G8 summit.
# obamas on tour
9 ways Ireland has gone crazy for the Obamas' visit
Seriously, guys. This place is unrecognisable.
# G8
Videos: Enda takes a walk with Cameron and Obama... and then Lagarde
The Taoiseach is among the world’s most powerful leaders in Fermanagh again today.
# G8
G8 leaders 'close' to agreement on Syria amid calls for 'concrete' solution
World leaders are attempting to hammer out a joint communique that is agreeable for Russia and the US who differ on the Syrian conflict.
# G8
Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap
It’s known as the family photo. Some family.
# obamas on tour
Malia Obama is officially gas craic
Look at this face she made before Riverdance last night.
# O'Bama Power
You have to hand it to them: Paddy Power are good at this
“Free €100 bet in this shop if your name is Obama – birth certificate required as proof of identity.”
# Your Say
Poll: Should international powers arm Syria's rebels?
How should world leaders deal with the ongoing violence in Syria?
# whoops
Embarrassing 'Obama in Ireland' headline fail
Wow, the Obamas look different.
# obama visit
Bono taking the Obama ladies out for lunch in Dalkey
They’re going to his favourite pub, Finnegans.
# Northern Ireland
McGuinness: Obama is 'absolutely engaged' in the peace process
The Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister was speaking at the G8 Summit in Lough Erne yesterday.
# Talking tax
Taoiseach: I can't say if G8 leaders will raise Ireland's tax regime
Enda Kenny said recent criticism of Ireland’s tax regime did not come up in his discussions with G8 leaders yesterday.
# Obama
Michelle Obama and daughters will tour Glendalough today
US First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters are due to visit the Co Wicklow heritage site on the last day of their visit to Ireland.
# foodie
This is what the G8 leaders ate for dinner last night
Beef or salmon? (Kidding, kind of.)
# Syria
G8 exposes rift among leaders on Syria
US President Barack Obama has indicated a wish to arm the rebels in Syria.
# G8
Video: What the Taoiseach told Obama and 'forgetting the yellow trousers'
Enda Kenny insisted that Ireland was making positive progress on its EU/IMF bailout amid reports of a scathing assessment from the European Commission on certain reforms.
# G8
Outer fence line near G8 venue breached following protest
A G8 Not Welcome march took place this evening at 6pm. At 9pm, an outer fence line was breached.
# G8
Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland
Enda Kenny was speaking to the media following meetings with G8 leaders in Lough Erne today.
# G8
G8 protester fast-tracked through court after failure to remove disguise
Police said the 19-year-old was also charged with disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest
# G8
G8 leaders agree to negotiate 'the biggest bilateral trade deal in history'
Following negotiations today, EU and US leaders have agreed to hold more negotiations on a massive trade deal.