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21st Sep 2018

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Brexit talks between Ireland and UK 'intensify'

The Irish Times reported on Thursday that meetings by Irish ministers and diplomats with UK and EU counterparts "will intensify" on Thursday and Friday, ahead of a UK deadline to reach "sufficient progress" on the issue of the post-Brexit Irish border. European Council chief Donald Tusk will visit Dublin on Friday. The Times newspaper from London reported that a deal was near and that there was "movement".

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Airbnb agrees to clarify pricing for EU

The justice commissioner says the accommodation-rental website will better inform users about prices, and about the legal status of their 'hosts'. Facebook, however, could face sanctions if it doesn't comply with EU rules.

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