Latest (Hopefully Good) News !!
- Jill Meagher killer jailed for minimum of 35 years
Adrian Bayley has been jailed for at least 35 years for the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne in Australia.
- Cuts announced to special needs teaching resources
Children with special educational needs will receive just three quarters of the additional teaching resources they are entitled to from this September.
- Fine Gael TD will not support abortion legislation
Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh has informed colleagues that he cannot support the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013.
- Labour TD accuses Kenny of 'populist nonsense'
Labour TD Joanna Tuffy has strongly criticised the Taoiseach during a debate on the abolition of the Seanad, accusing him of "populist nonsense".
- 'Endemic' problems at Roscommon County Hospital
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch should intervene urgently to improve psychiatric services in Roscommon.
- Obama to unveil nuclear reduction plan
US President Barack Obama is to announce plans for a sharp reduction in nuclear warheads in a landmark speech at the Brandenburg Gate.
- Afghan leader suspends talks on US security pact
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided to suspend talks on a security pact with the US, accusing Washington of mixed messages regarding peace talks with the Taliban.
- Dept of Finance sets out stall on Budget 2014
The Department of Finance is sending the first document setting out the parameters of Budget 2014 to other Government departments today, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said.
- Shatter signals publication of fines legislation
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality that legislation on the collection of fines will be published in the coming weeks.
- Three fishermen rescued off Donegal coast
Three fishermen are being airlifted to hospital in Letterkenny after their boat sank in Lough Swilly.
- Alaska enjoys record high temperatures
The US state of Alaska is enjoying a rare heat wave, with temperatures topping 27C in the capital, Anchorage.
- Sunday Business Post to exit examinership
The Sunday Business Post is to exit examinership after the Commercial Court approved a survival plan for the newspaper.
- Renewed appeal over Co Kerry murders
Gardaí investigating the murders of a 27-year-old woman and her eight-year-old daughter in Co Kerry have renewed their appeal for information.
- Ireland an 'important partner' for Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Ireland is an extremely important partner for his country.
- Irish soldiers safe following Somali attack
The Defence Forces has confirmed that four Irish soldiers are unharmed following a terrorist attack on a United Nations compound in Somalia.
- Progress reported at European Union budget talks
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said progress has been made on elements of a new €960bn European Union budget, which will cover spending up to 2020.
- Primary school chairman resigns over leaflets
The chairman of the board of management at a Dublin primary school has resigned after he arranged for leaflets promoting a Vigil for Life rally to be distributed to students.
- UN warns refugee numbers at 20-year high
The United Nations has said the number of refugees worldwide has reached its highest level in almost 20 years.
- Protesters clash with police in Brazil unrest
Riot police and protesters have clashed in fresh protests in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, where up to 50,000 people took to the streets.
- US company to create 400 new jobs in Co Antrim
Over 400 new jobs are to be created at a medical device manufacturer in Co Antrim.