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British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold her first cabinet meeting today since EU leaders rejected her so-called Chequers plan for Brexit in Salzburg.

The meeting is to discuss the controversial issue of immigration policy after Brexit, but it is now expected to be dominated by the events of last week and what it means for Mrs May’s Brexit plans.

Mrs May will be under pressure to abandon her proposals by some in her own cabinet who felt the plan kept the UK too closely aligned to the EU.

Ministers who were already unhappy with the Chequers proposals are expected to use the EU’s response to put further pressure on Mrs May to change course and seek a simpler, less ambitious deal.


Metallica have been confirmed as Slane Castle headliners for 2019, with the concert, subject to licence, taking place on Saturday June 8 and tickets on general sale this Friday at 10:00am.

Presales for members of the band's fan club begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25. Metallica's tweet announcing the show erroneously relocated Slane Castle to Dublin.

Speaking at a press conference announcing the show, Slane Castle owner Lord Henry Mountcharles said playing Slane had been on Metallica's "bucket list" and that the band "tick all the boxes" for the iconic Meath venue.






"A cool day with highest temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees. Breezy also with moderate to fresh northwest winds.