Company set up by Trump’s former lawyer agrees to drop $20m Stormy Daniels’ ‘hush-money’ lawsuit A company set up by Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has agreed to rescind Stormy Daniels’ hush-money agreement and drop its…

Stormy Daniels (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) Michael Balsamo and Catherine Lucey September 8 2018 7:56 AM 0 Comments Company set up by Trump’s former lawyer agrees to drop $20m Stormy Daniels’ ‘hush-money’ lawsuit Independent.ie A company set up by Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has agreed to rescind Stormy Daniels’ hush-money agreement and drop its […]

President TrumpTrump ‘mocks’ 14-day prison sentence given to former campaign advisor Papadopoulos U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to mock the two-week prison sentence given to a former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.

A protester holds a banner as former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos with his wife Simona Mangiante leaves after his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos exits U.S. District Court after his sentencing hearing, in Washington, U.S., September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri […]

€5 pension hike instead of ‘granny grant’ cashTaoiseach Leo Varadkar has given the strongest indication yet that older people can look…

Leo Varadkar (Brian Lawless/PA) Budget looming: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is not expected to announce a change to inheritance tax in this Budget. Picture: Gerry Mooney Kevin DoyleTwitterEmail September 8 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘We do have to prioritise’ – Taoiseach shares biggest hints yet on upcoming Budget 2019 Independent.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has […]

Do you live in one of England’s worst cities for traffic?

By Lucia Binding, news reporter Away from London, you might expect roads to be a little quieter – but new research shows many other English cities are suffering gridlock. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) says major investment is needed to alleviate the “misery” drivers face across the country. Here are the 10 most congested areas […]

Alibaba boss retiring to focus on philanthropy

The charismatic co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, one of the world’s biggest companies, has announced he is retiring. Jack Ma will step down from his role on Monday – his 54th birthday – and plans to devote his time to philanthropy and education. One of the world’s richest men and a revered figure in […]

Smile! Curiosity Rover snaps a selfie on Mars

By Sharon Marris, news reporter In the continuing battle for the most impressive selfie, the Curiosity rover has left your tropical beach photos in its dust. Curiosity’s panorama was taken on Vera Rubin Ridge during the rover’s adventures on Mars and released by NASA this week. It gives those of us back on Earth some […]

Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia inquiry

A former campaign aide to Donald Trump has been jailed for 14 days after admitting lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian collusion. George Papadopoulos was the first to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He was also the first to detail […]

New weapon in fight against ocean pollution

By Greg Milam, US correspondent A controversial giant plastic collector will launch into the Pacific Ocean today in an attempt to tackle one of the greatest blights on the planet. The high-profile launch of The Ocean Cleanup, the brainchild of a 24-year-old Dutch inventor, is the biggest test yet of its boast that it can […]

US rapper Mac Miller dies of suspected overdose

Rapper Mac Miller, the former boyfriend of pop star Ariana Grande, has died aged 26, according to US media reports. Police told TMZ that Miller was found on Friday at his Los Angeles home. The celebrity news website said he died from an apparent overdose and that a friend had called police from his house. […]