Irishman and carer ‘plan to marry’ to avoid inheritance tax

An elderly Dubliner plans to marry his carer so he can avoid an inheritance tax on the house he plans to leave to him.

Republic of Ireland to play France in Paris friendly

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NI politicians eye life after Stormont

Some MLAs disillusioned with the political deadlock are preparing for work away from Stormont, the BBC learns.

Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks to next stage

Theresa May welcomes "important step" and calls for "rapid progress" on transition discussions.

Che Kane given suspended sentence for crash deaths

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PSNI boss calls for government action on Troubles cases

George Hamilton calls on the government to accelerate stalled proposals to deal with Troubles' legacy.

Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.

Sixth form reform

Colleges NI, which represents NI's six further education colleges, says reform is "urgently required".

Rewriting The Script

Frontman Danny O'Donoghue says he was "terrified" that his singing career had been cut short.

Dáil committee votes for abortion law change in Ireland

A cross-party committee recommends legalising abortion 'without restrictions up to 12 weeks' in Ireland

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