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Taoiseach meets political leaders in Belfast

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the UK government was “moving the goalposts” in respect of its position on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

His comments come amid the ongoing deadlock at Stormont over the post-Brexit trading arrangements.

The Taoiseach was speaking in Belfast following meetings with political and business leaders.

Mr Martin said there is “no substitute” for negotiations between the European Union and the UK government to resolve issues with the protocol.

Pelosi warning over protocol 'unhelpful'

An intervention by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a row over the Northern Ireland Protocol has been slammed by the DUP leader as “unhelpful”.

Ms Pelosi said the US Congress will not support a free trade agreement with the UK if the Government persists with “deeply concerning” plans to “unilaterally discard” the protocol.

In a strongly-worded intervention, Ms Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations on the post-Brexit trade arrangements to uphold peace in the region.

HSE establishes team to monitor monkeypox

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It is only a matter of time before monkeypox arrives to Ireland, according to a tropical disease expert.

The HSE has confirmed it has formed a group of experts to assess the disease and prepare a response.

The virus, which has existed in West Africa for years, causes a mild flu-like illness and bumps to appear on the skin - similar to chicken pox.

Director of the Tropical Medical Bureau at Travel Health Clinics, Dr Graham Fry, expects it to crop up in Ireland soon.

Ukrainian refugees attend expo in Limerick

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees have attended an expo in Limerick to secure employment or educational opportunities.

Employers, universities, and several State agencies had stands at the event in Limerick's Strand Hotel.

The Migrant Expo was organised by volunteers who are originally from Poland.

Capel Street officially becomes traffic-free

Capel Street has officially become Dublin's longest traffic-free street.

It will be opened up for use as a traffic-free street, apart from deliveries between 6am and 11am.

Works were carried out overnight and leaflets have been distributed throughout the area advising residents and businesses of the new arrangements.

It follows a public consultation during which 1,766 submissions were received.

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