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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow is ready for talks with the US and Nato on limits for missile deployments and military transparency, in a new sign of easing East-West tensions.

The statement came after Russia announced it was pulling back some troops from exercises that have raised fears of a potential invasion of Ukraine.


Speaking after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Mr Putin said the US and Nato had rejected Moscow’s demand to keep Ukraine and other ex-Soviet nations out of Nato, halt weapons deployments near Russian borders and roll back alliance forces from eastern Europe.

Storm Dudley

Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings as two storms are forecast to hit the island of Ireland this week.

The national forecaster warned the weather will turn “very unsettled” as two low pressure systems bring spells of very strong and damaging winds, with potential snow later in the week.

On Wednesday Storm Dudley will bring strong winds to northern and western parts of Ireland, while on Friday Storm Eunice is forecast to bring more widespread winds across the country, along with heavy rain and potential snow.


Farmers to enter talks with Dunnes Stores and lift protests

Protests by farmers outside Dunnes Stores branches in Cork and Monaghan have been lifted after the supermarket chain agreed to enter talks where they will discuss possible price increases to suppliers.

In Cork access to the Dunnes stores branch in Bishopstown on the southside of the city was limited for a period on Tuesday morning as farmers staged a protest where they called for better prices for their products.

Shortly after 11am today Dunnes Stores agreed to meet with representatives about ever-increasing costs at farm level.

Family of welder who died at Dublin Port settles action for €1.25m

The family of a welder who died when a steel column fell on him as he worked at Dublin Port has settled for a total of over €1.25 million a number of High Court actions over his death.


James Byrne was killed instantly on June 6th, 2018, when the six-foot column fell on top of him shortly after he had been using a blow torch to separate it from a larger metal structure.

In the High Court on Tuesday his partner Paula Murray, Griffeen Glen Dene, Lucan, Co Dublin, and their two sons Nathan (21) and Callum (13) settled an action over his death and also a number of nervous shock actions.

The settlements which in the case of Paula Murray comes to a total of €1.1 million and a total of €150,000 in relation to her sons is against Mr Byrne's employer Doyle Shipping Group Unlimited Company with a registered address at Ocean Pier, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1.


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