National News

President Michael D Higgins has warned that the most difficult commemorations in the 'Decade of Centenaries' for Ireland are still to come.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:40 am
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will attend a summit of EU leaders in Brussels later today during which the British government will be told it must make more concessions before the Brexit negotiations can move forward.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:25 am
Bill Clinton is to discuss the current political situation in Northern Ireland with Theresa May this morning.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:23 am
The Governor of the Central Bank is to face questions about the mortgage tracker controversy when he appears before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance this morning.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:20 am
Eamonn Campbell, a musician and former member of The Dubliners, has died at the age of 70 following a short illness.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:14 am
The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution has agreed not to recommend the retention of the amendment in full.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 5:53 am
The Chairman of the Oireachtas Finance Committee has said the Central Bank is not doing enough to "bring banks to heel" on the tracker mortgage scandal.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 10:30 pm
Fine Gael will support the Transport Minister's new Road Traffic Bill, the party's parliamentary chairman has confirmed. The legislation would see those detected over the blood alcohol limit automatically disqualified.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 10:17 pm
The family of a woman who was seriously injured in a gun attack in which Garda Tony Golden was killed have repeated their calls for a public inquiry.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:12 pm
US President Donald Trump's assertion that he had heard Ireland was going to cut its already low corporate tax rate is "fake news", Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 8:50 pm
Nearly all roads have been cleared of debris left by Storm Ophelia, the National Emergency Coordinating Committee has said, but there are 78,000 homes and businesses without power.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:38 pm
Fianna Fáil have tabled a Dáil motion calling for anomalies in the contributory State pension to be corrected.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:36 pm
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it has started an examination of information provided to it in relation to potential anti-competitive conduct in the private nursing home sector.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:32 pm
The Cabinet has agreed to lift the age limit for farmers to be eligible for the 1% rate of stamp duty on the transfer of land between family members.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:10 pm
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has opened its new high-tech €80 million building in Dublin, which will be used for educating and training medical professionals.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 5:26 pm
The European Union's Special Representative for Human Rights has said the release of Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa from an Egyptian prison remains top of his agenda.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 5:05 pm
President Michael D Higgins has been canvassing support for Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid on his state visit to Australia, saying the event would have an enormously positive impact for the country.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:47 pm
Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has said he is considering new laws to dock or stop salaries to MLAs as the deadlock at Stormont continues.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:19 pm
The number of men looking after the home and family nearly doubled in Ireland in the 10 years up to 2016, rising from 4,900 to 9,200. The details are contained in a new CSO study of Women and Men in Ireland, 2016.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:00 pm
Ireland's EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a withering attack on eurosceptic hardliners in the British government.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:12 pm


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