Jerry O'Dea said he co-operated at all times with gardaí

O'Dea confirms he approached gardaí about crash

08 Oct The Metropolitan Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jerry O'Dea, has confirmed he made an approach to gardaí about the status of a car accident he was involved in, but has denied he tried to influence gardaí in the matter.

Western Balkan countries have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis

EU governments agree to step up deportations

08 Oct European Union governments have agreed to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an EU border force among measures to cope with hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria's civil war.

Mick Wallace said he has been to the gardaí and the National Crime Agency

NAMA rejects Wallace's Dáil allegations

07 Oct NAMA has written to Independent TD Mick Wallace responding to a series of allegations made by the Wexford TD during today's Leaders' Questions in the Dáil.

Theresa Villiers said direct rule would be a 'severe setback'

Survival of devolved government in NI 'at stake'

07 Oct Northern Ireland risks falling back under direct rule from the UK government unless it implements welfare reforms and balances its budget, Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.

Micheál Martin has called for  more clarity on the circumstances of the accident

Mayor urged to explain car crash circumstances

07 Oct Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has instructed a senior party official to seek a more comprehensive statement from Metropolitan Mayor of Limerick Councillor Jerry O'Dea about the circumstances of a traffic accident in which he was involved last December.

Brendan Howlin said that Labour would be ready for the election, whenever it happens

Labour wants Govt to complete its full term

06 Oct Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said it is his and Labour's preference that the Dáil term goes to its full duration before the General Election.

US Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during in Seoul

North Korea warned over rocket launch

06 Oct A senior US official today warned that North Korea will face "strong actions" from the international community if it goes ahead with a long-range rocket launch in violation of UN resolutions.

Volkswagen is currently at the centre of an emissions scandal

EU bids to cut diesel vehicle emissions

06 Oct The European Commission today sought to increase pressure on carmakers to agree to faster, deeper diesel emissions cuts, counting on public anger over Volkswagen's test-rigging to help its case.