Organisers say as many as 80,000 people gathered on the streets after the protests began on Friday night

Hong Kong leader demands end to protests

30 Sep Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying has called on protest leaders to "immediately" withdraw their followers from the streets in his first public comments since demonstrators were tear gassed by police.

The Government and the British government plan new talks on peace in Northern Ireland

US govt set to take role in new NI peace talks

30 Sep The US administration is believed to be making plans to play a role in the upcoming new round of peace talks in Northern Ireland, convened jointly by the Irish and British governments.

TK Whitaker said he 'doesn't feel [patriotism] is diminishing in politics'

Biography of TK Whitaker launched

30 Sep Ireland's most distinguished civil servant, TK Whitaker, has said he believes "there is a certain percentage" of practical patriots in politics today.

Residents of the Turkish border village of Alizar keep guard in fear of mortars fired by Islamic State fighters

Islamic State fighters approach key border town

29 Sep Fighters from the Islamic State group have advanced to within five kilometres of a key Kurdish town on the the border between Syria and Turkey, according to a British-based monitoring group.

Pro-independence Catalans hold placards representing a ballot box and the date of the vote '9N'

Spanish court suspends Catalonian vote

29 Sep Spain's constitutional court has suspended a Catalonian independence referendum while it considers a request from the central government to declare the vote unconstitutional.

Gerard Craughwell had asked the clerk of the Seanad to remove Mr McNulty's name from the ballot paper

Craughwell seeks legal advice over Seanad election

28 Sep Independent Seanad by-election candidate Gerard Craughwell will meet legal advisers tomorrow afternoon, to decide on his next steps, as the controversy over the selection of Fine Gael candidate John McNulty continues.

Alan Shatter was speaking on the Late Late Show

Shatter denies being shafted by Taoiseach

26 Sep Former Minster for Justice Alan Shatter has denied being shafted by the Taoiseach following publication of the Guerin report into mishandling of garda whistle-blower claims.

The IMMA board's rules preclude a board member contesting an election at the same time

John McNulty steps down from IMMA board

25 Sep John McNulty, who was appointed by the Govt to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and was also selected by Fine Gael as a Seanad candidate, has announced he is stepping down from the IMMA board.