Republic of Ireland eyes tax cut to aid workers
The Irish government is looking at a possible income tax cut to make working more worthwhile and not to win over voters, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has told a panel discussion in Brussels.
90-minute city rail link proposed
Plans for hourly Enterprise train services linking Belfast to Dublin within 90 minutes are under consideration.
Surveillance firm sale claim denied
The UK security firm called in to carry out bug sweeps at the Garda ombudsman's offices has revealed it was asked to demonstrate high-level counter-surveillance technology to the Garda.
Scientists develop GM potato that's immune to Irish famine fungus, late blight
A potato genetically modified to resist the fungus which caused the devastating Irish potato famine of 1845 has been developed by British scientists.
St Patrick's Day mission revealed
Twenty-seven Cabinet ministers and junior ministers will travel to 35 cities in 23 countries around the world to promote Ireland on St Patrick's Day.
Army office packages 'sent by IRA'
A group calling itself the IRA has claimed responsibility for suspect packages sent to armed forces recruitment centres in England last week.
Man held after young mum's body found in Tallaght hotel room
A man has been arrested after the body of a young mother-of-one was found in a Dublin hotel bedroom.
Urgent child rescue alert called off: Mum and three-year-old found safe
Missing three-year-old child and her mother Rachel have been found 'safe and well'.
Weather: Three dead as wind and waves continue to batter the UK and Ireland during storms
Three people have now lost their lives as wind, rain and waves continue to batter parts of the UK and Ireland.
Woman's body found in hotel room
Detectives are investigating the discovery of a woman's body in a hotel room in Dublin.
Inquiry call in Garda Ombudsman row
Human rights campaigners have demanded an independent inquiry into the Garda Ombudsman bugging controversy.
Neknomination: Craze 'claims fifth victim' as young man found dead after downing two pints of gin
The controversial Neknomination craze has reportedly led to the death of another young British man, after a rugby player mixed two pints of gin with teabags and said to the camera: “This is how you drink.”
Lord Mayor call over legion hall
Dublin's Lord Mayor has called for Government and council officials to hold face-to-face talks in a last-ditch bid to save one of the last British Legion halls in Ireland.
£175,000 of Northern Bank raid cash 'used as security for loan'
A financier who denies laundering some of the Northern Bank robbery proceeds gave a developer two large shopping bags packed with £175,000 in £20 notes to store in a safe.
Man falls to his death from Sligo hotel
A hotel guest plunged to his death in front of his girlfriend after spending an early Valentine's night out together.
Garth Brooks Dublin gig faces cancellation court bid
Dublin Croke Park residents are preparing to seek a High Court injunction if licences are granted for the Garth Brooks concerts.
No garda in 'spy ring' - Callinan
No garda officer has been involved in surveillance of staff at the force's watchdog, commissioner Martin Callinan has said.
Thousands face day without power
Some 75,000 homes and businesses face a second day without power today with some of the worst hit areas in Kerry, Wexford and Limerick.
Man dies after shooting attack
A man has died after a shooting in west Dublin.
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'Payment sought for wife-swap tale' new
Rebekah Brooks was asked to approve cash payments to public officials for stories such as a wife-swapping mayor, the phone-hacking trial has heard.
Stars compete for Olivier Awards new
Hollywood stars Jude Law and Tom Hiddleston will compete for the best actor honour at this year's O livier Awards, but there is no room for Daniel Radcliffe on the shortlist.
Youth charged with two stab murders new
A teenager has been charged with the murders of two men found stabbed in a car, Scotland Yard said.
Edinburgh star heading home new
Edinburgh lock Izak van der Westhuizen has announced he will return to South Africa at the end of the season.
New deal for Weir new
Scotland stand-off Duncan Weir has signed a two-year contract extension with Glasgow.
Kroos hints at Premier League move new
Bayern Munich forward Toni Kroos left the door open for a switch to the Barclays Premier League in the summer amid reports Manchester United have expressed interest.
Skelton in BT Tower charity drop new
Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton dropped in for another charity challenge when she abseiled down the BT Tower.
Stars compete for Olivier Awards new
Tom Hiddleston and Jude Law will compete for the best actor honour at this year's O livier Awards, but there is no room for fellow Hollywood star Daniel Radcliffe on the shortlist.
Jenny bows out of Call The Midwife new
Call The Midwife favourite Jessica Raine has said she will be "blubbing" along with the rest of the TV audience when the series returns after she bowed out of the show.