Justice Minister brought the bankruptcy bill to Cabinet today

Bankruptcy bill agreed by Cabinet

19.40 The Government has agreed on new bankruptcy legislation, according to Joan Burton and she is confident it will be enacted by Christmas.

Thomas Murphy (L) has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging tax evasion

Court told Murphy did not sign documents

15.06 The trial of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy for alleged tax evasion has heard there is "strong evidence" the prominent republican did not sign a number of documents signed in his name.

Funding has been secured to allow gardaí to access the database

Gardaí will get access to terrorist database

15.19 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has announced that she has secured additional capital funding of €4m to allow Ireland to participate in the Schengen Information System.

A working group report recommended a date for new Seanad arrangements for after the General Election

News in Brief

17.40 A round-up of other domestic and international news.

Total sales fell by nearly 8,000 vehicles to 23,882 units in November, while sales for the year-to-date were down 4%

VW sales in US fall by 25% during November

18.56 Volkswagen's US sales plunged 25% in November after it suspended sales of diesel vehicles in the wake of an emissions cheating scandal, the embattled German car manufacturer has said.

Comments about Mr Cameron made before he became British PM

Clinton emails claim Cameron reckless over NI

10.33 British PM David Cameron is described as "threatening recklessly" the Northern Ireland peace process when he was in opposition in Westminster, in the latest batch of emails released from Hillary Clinton's private server.