Benefit claimant count down 5,000
The number of people signing on last month fell to just over 390,000.
Gardai launches child abduction app
Gardai have launched a new mobile phone app that alerts users when a child has been abducted.
Record passenger total for Ryanair
Ryanair carried 5.2 million passengers last month - giving the Irish budget airline its best-ever November.
Betrayed, murdered and brushed under the carpet: Irish government apologises after Smithwick tribunal finds Garda mole colluded with killers of RUC officers
The Irish government has made an unprecedented apology after members of the Garda were found to have betrayed two RUC officers leading to their brutal murders 25 years ago.
Adams slammed for Smithwick comment
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was left isolated tonight after he claimed two of the most senior RUC officers killed by the IRA had only themselves to blame.
Man held over Black murder released
One of two men arrested on suspicion of dissident republican activity as part of investigations into the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland has been released.
Pfizer axes 150 jobs at Irish plant
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is axeing 150 jobs at one of its plants in Ireland.
Republic's health bosses apologise for death of new mother who was airlifted to Belfast
The family of an Indian woman who died in Northern Ireland a week after giving birth to her first child in the Republic has been awarded almost €1m (£850,000) in damages from health chiefs.
Report 'has implications for talks'
Garda collusion with the IRA in the murder of two senior RUC men will have major implications for ongoing peace talks in Northern Ireland, it was warned tonight.
Smithwick Tribunal: Timeline of gardai collusion probe into IRA murders of RUC men
A timeline of the Smithwick Tribunal into gardai collusion over the IRA murders of two senior RUC officers.
Fears of victim's family realised
The family of Harry Breen have said all their fears have been realised by the tribunal's devastating findings.
'Incredible and shocking,' says son
Bob Buchanan's son has spoken of his disbelief that his father was effectively set up to be murdered.
IRA mole 'aided police murders'
An IRA mole in the Irish Republic's police tipped off a terrorist hit squad who murdered two of the most senior RUC men to die in the Troubles, a damning collusion report has found.
Smithwick Tribunal: Police in the Republic colluded in IRA murders of senior RUC officers
Two of the most senior RUC officers murdered by the IRA in the Troubles were ambushed following a leak from a Garda station in the Irish Republic, a damning report has found.
10 A-Wear stores likely to reopen
Up to 10 A-Wear stores are being lined up for reopening, receivers have said.
Payout after death of new mother
The family of an Indian woman who died a week after giving birth to her first child has been awarded almost one million euro in damages from health chiefs.
Keaveney switches to Fianna Fail
The former chairman of the Labour Party has joined Fianna Fail claiming the party has learnt lessons from the past.
139 sleeping rough in Dublin
At least 139 people are sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin.
Rogue solicitor Thomas Byrne is jailed for €52m scam
A rogue solicitor has been handed a 16-year sentence, with four years suspended, for orchestrating a colossal €52m (£43m) property loans swindle – the largest theft case in Irish history.
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PM hails Mandela's 'forgiveness' new
David Cameron paid tribute to the spirit of forgiveness shown by Nelson Mandela as he joined world leaders and thousands of South Africans at a massive memorial service for the anti-apartheid hero.
Burglar caught on pensioner's CCTV new
Chilling footage has been released showing a burglar standing over a sleeping pensioner as he raids her home.
Faulty implants boss is jailed new
The Frenchman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world has been jailed for fraud.
Mignolet: Liverpool defence still solid new
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists regular defensive switches have not been the cause of the Reds' failure to keep clean sheets.
Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira relive bitter rivalry from Manchester United v Arsenal days new
For nine furious years it was a relationship founded on and fuelled by an intense competitiveness, an absolute desire for physical domination and, from one side at least, hatred.
Hall moves back but keeps Queen's on rise new
Damon Hall, playing out of position at full-back, brought his try tally to seven in the last three weeks when Queen's gained an unexpectedly convincing 31-5 victory over the previously unbeaten 2A League leaders City of Derry at Upper Malone.
DiCaprio's stepbrother 'missing' new
Leonardo DiCaprio's stepbrother has apparently been reported missing.
Khloé wants 'no negativity' new
Khloé Kardashian is reportedly concerned her marriage woes might overshadow her sister Kim's wedding to Kanye West.
Minaj toasts to alcohol sales
Nicki Minaj boasts her Moscato is the fastest-selling in the US.