Latest (Hopefully Good) News !!
- Kenny restates confidence in Commissioner O'Sullivan
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has restated that he retains confidence in Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.
- Man arrested after woman's body discovered in Cork
A man in his 40s has been arrested following the discovery of a woman's body in Cork city this morning.
- Garda breathalyser figure discrepancies 'staggering'
The Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority has described the scale of the exaggeration of garda breathalyser test figures as "quite staggering."
- Brokenshire expected to announce action plan for NI
Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire is expected to announce later today what action he plans to take after Sinn Féin and the DUP failed to agree to the formation of a new Stormont Executive.
- Efforts being made to lift R116 wreckage to help divers
The search is continuing for two crew members missing since a Coast Guard rescue helicopter crashed off the Mayo coast.
- Bus Éireann board to consider 'survival plan'
As thousands of Bus Éireann passengers face a fourth day with no service due to a strike, the National Bus and Rail Union is calling on Minister for Transport Shane Ross to set up a forum for talks.
- Woman who slipped in gravy awarded €25,234 damages
A 54-year-old catering assistant, who claimed she has ongoing back pain since she slipped and fell on a gravy spillage two years ago, has been awarded more than €25,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court against Dunnes Stores.
- 100kg gold coin worth nearly €4m stolen in Berlin
Thieves have stolen a 100kg gold coin with a face value of $1m from Berlin's Bode Museum.
- Bruton stresses right to opt pupils out of religion
The Minister for Education has reiterated that students cannot be obliged to participate in religious ceremonies or instruction in schools if their parents do not wish them to.
- May to see Sturgeon as Brexit, independence issues loom
British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland today, two days before she triggers the UK's divorce process from the European Union.
- Eight schools suspend religious segregation of children
Eight primary schools have suspended part of a controversial religious education programme that segregates children according to their religious background at a key time in the Catholic calendar.
- France seeks new life sentence for Carlos the Jackal
Carlos the Jackal, already serving two life sentences for murder, should be given a third life term for a deadly 1974 bombing in Paris, a French prosecutor has said.
- Seven people killed on roads over three-day period
Seven people died in road incidents in the past three-day period from Friday to Sunday, bringing to 43 the number of road deaths so far this year.
- Iraq forces launch renewed attack on Mosul's Old City
Iraqi forces have renewed their assault against jihadists in Mosul's Old City, after days in which the battle was overshadowed by reports of heavy civilian casualties from air strikes.
- Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia
Thousands of people including tourists have been evacuated as northern Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides.
- Man taken to hospital after Dublin shooting
Gardaí are investigating after a man was shot on Railway Street in Dublin city centre this evening.
- Russian police detain opposition leader during protests
Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
- Captain Duffy's body recovered from wreckage of R116
The body of Captain Mark Duffy has been recovered from the wreckage of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116.
- HSE chief called on to clarify information on 'Grace'
Members of the Public Accounts Committee have called for the HSE Director General to answer questions after it emerged today that information put into the public domain by Tony O'Brien in a January 2016 radio interview was not accurate.
- EU commissioner raises doubts over water fines
The European Commissioner for the Environment has expressed doubts that a proposal to impose fines on those wasting water would comply with EU law.