The IFA is concerned about the proposed sale

Slaney Meats sale to be referred to watchdog

16.42 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced he will refer the proposed purchase of a 50% stake in Slaney Meats by Larry Goodman's ABP meat processors to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Varadkar said resolving the health service situation was not as simple as just allocating more resources

Varadkar 'does not blame hospital staff'

16.38 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he has never blamed individual staff for problems in the health service but that resolving the situation was not as simple as bringing in more staff and more beds.

Gardaí said they will do all they can to apprehend those responsible and are stressing that resources are not an issue

Progress made with hotel shooting investigation

07 Feb Gardaí investigating the shooting at a hotel in Dublin that left one man dead and two others seriously injured say they are making progress in identifying some of the gang members involved.

Farmers say the sale to Larry Goodman's ABP meat processors would make Mr Goodman even more dominant in the meat sector

Farmers protest over proposed meat factory sale

07 Feb Farmers have rallied outside the Slaney meat factory near Bunclody in Co Wexford to demand that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney intervene to prevent the sale of a 50% stake in the meat factory.

The Taoiseach was in his own Mayo constituency with Michelle Mulherin in Ballina today

The campaign trail - what's happening today?

07 Feb On the first Sunday of the General Election 2016 campaign, Fine Gael ministers Michael Noonan, Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris held a press conference in Fine Gael's Media HQ to set out the details of Fine Gael's plans for the abolition of the USC as a core part of the party's Long Term Economic

A Statutory Instrument would require windfarms to conduct an environmental impact assessment of their electricity grid connection as part of any planning permission application

Windfarm lobby group critical of Govt policy

07 Feb A confidential memo from the wind industry's main lobby group has described a proposed new planning order from the outgoing Government as posing a "significant impact" on the windfarm sector.