Negotiators ended talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in the early hours of this morning

Talks on Iranian nuclear programme extended

08.12 Six world powers and Iran missed a midnight deadline to reach an outline accord reining in Iran's nuclear programme, extending talks into an extra day as they edged toward a deal but failed to agree crucial details such as the lifting of UN sanctions.

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath speaking in the Dáil this evening

FF motion on mortgage interest rates debated

31 Mar Fianna Fáil has tabled a Private Members' motion in the Dáil, calling on the Government and the Central Bank to put pressure on banks to facilitate variable mortgage customers with fairer interest rates.

Patrick McKee said he had become 'disillusioned' with party politics

Cllr chooses Renua over FF for by-election bid

31 Mar Councillor Patrick McKee has said he decided to join Renua after deciding to withdraw his name from Fianna Fáil's selection convention to choose a candidate to contest the upcoming Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

Focus Ireland says 66 people have been made homeless since February

Govt will not add to rent inflation: Humphreys

30 Mar Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection Kevin Humphreys has said that rent supplement is being increased on a case-by-case basis, but that the Government will not add to rent inflation by increasing rent supplement across the board.

John Kerry said some difficult issues still remain

Iran nuclear talks to continue through the night

30 Mar US Secretary of State John Kerry said talks on Iran's nuclear programme would continue through the night in an effort to resolve "tricky issues" as a deadline for a long-awaited deal looms.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced he will stay in Switzerland to push for an agreement

World powers explore Iranian nuclear compromises

29 Mar Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart.