Government sources have insisted that the possibility of the EU's permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, retroactively recapitalising Irish banks is still a work in progress.
US diplomat Dr Richard Haass is to meet representatives of Northern Ireland's five main political parties today, as he continues his efforts to resolve the issues of parades, flags and the past.
The US Senate has eased the way for President Barack Obama to speed up the transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to their home countries.
The chief executive of NAMA has claimed there has been "a carefully orchestrated operation" against the agency.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an opponent of Vladimir Putin, has been released from prison after he was pardoned by the president.
European Union leaders said the door to a closer partnership with Ukraine remained open, but not necessarily for the current Ukrainian leadership.
Opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil chamber this afternoon in protest over the Water Services Bill 2013.
Chairman of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness has said St Vincent's Hospital will appear before it in January.
European finance ministers have agreed on a broad blueprint for a banking union to close failing banks, before they can damage the wider economy.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said he is "not in a position to comment" on reports from Moscow that Russia is going to organise the placement of billions of euro of bonds on the Irish Stock Exchange to assist Ukraine.
NAMA has accepted an invitation from the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee to appear before it tomorrow to respond to allegations of criminal activity.
US diplomat Dr Richard Haass has presented Northern Ireland's five main political parties with a new set of proposals on how to address problem areas in the peace process.
Anti-government protesters marched in Bangkok in a bid to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office but their numbers appeared far smaller than earlier in the month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia's response to a Greenpeace protest in September over Arctic oil drilling should serve as a lesson.
The Health Service Executive has published its service plan for 2014, detailing how €619m in cuts are to be achieved.
Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered former president Mohammed Mursi and 35 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt.
The Referendum Commission has said consideration should be given to a review of how ballot papers are designed after it found significant confusion among voters in the recent Seanad referendum.
The Government's new economic plan says that it will be 2018 before unemployment falls below 10%.
A spokesman for the National Asset Management Agency has confirmed it has reported a second former employee to gardaí for allegedly sharing information unlawfully.
The Cabinet has considered proposals on lowering the age of consent in Ireland from 17 to 16.