The dispute centres on the drivers' demands for payment for productivity

Warning of strike at Iarnród Éireann

18.20 Unions at Iarnród Éireann have warned of industrial action if train drivers do not secure improvements in their terms and conditions  - including a shorter working week.

Philip Hammond attended the G20 meeting in China

Brexit impact dominates G20 meeting

24 Jul The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, politicians said after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from the EU.

The NTMA noted that during 2015 Ireland's public debt dynamics continued to improve

Ireland still 'indebted' country says NTMA chief

21 Jul The CEO of the National Treasury Management Agency has told the Public Accounts Committee that while Ireland has benefited from extraordinary low interest rates, it remains an indebted country.

New gardaí are paid €23,171 and after one year are due to receive a pay increment of €2,301

Garda union protests outside Government Buildings

19 Jul Members of the Garda Representative Association are due to gather at the gates of Government Buildings this morning to protest at the imposition of financial emergency legislation on its members.

The Census was recorded on Sunday 24 April

Population increases by 3.7% since 2011

14 Jul Preliminary results from the 2016 Census show that the population has increased by 169,724 to 4,757,976 over the past five years, an increase of 3.7%.

An Post says Eircode is used by less than 5% of mail customers

€38m cost of Eircode defended

14 Jul The Government has defended the €38m cost of the Eircode location code system, which was introduced exactly one year ago.

Last year's record arrivals triggered bitter political disputes in the EU

EU proposes new asylum rules on migration

14 Jul The European Commission has proposed more unified EU asylum rules in a bid to stop people waiting for refugee status moving around the bloc and disrupting its passport-free zone.

The pact will underpin over $250bn of transatlantic trade in digital services

EU approves EU-US data transfer pact

08 Jul A commercial data transfer pact provisionally agreed by the European Union and the United States in February has received the green light from EU governments, sources said.