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The campaigns to become the next leader of Fine Gael and Taoiseach is into its second day with Leo Varadkar taking a significant lead over Simon Coveny amongst members of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party. There are still a significant number of TDs and Senators yet undeclared so the race isn’t over yet.



 

In Sweden Prosecutors have said that they are halting their preliminary investigation into the wikileaks founder Julian Assange over rape allegations. Mr Assange, who sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London 5 years ago, will be arrested if he leaves as he has allegedly breached bail conditions by failing to appear in court and leaving the UK and entering Ecuador.



 

 

Assistance is being provide by the department of foreign affairs after an Irish man died in a restaurant in Cambodia yesterday. The man, who has yet to be named, collapsed while in a diner in the capital Phnom Penh and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Weather Forecast 

Dry and sunny this afternoon but with a risk of heavy showers and thunder as the day goes on. Temperatures around 14 degrees. Into the evening it will be mostly dry with occasional clear spells but with some isolated showers likely. Overnight lows of 6 to 8 degrees.