Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (second from left) prior to nuclear talks in Vienna

Past Iran nuclear work report 'ready by year end'

04 Jul The United Nations nuclear watchdog can likely issue a report on its investigation into past Iranian research suspected of being linked to nuclear weapons development by the end of the year if Tehran co-operates, the agency's chief has said.

Independent TD Mick Wallace raised the issue in the Dáil yesterday

NI parties urge Wallace to pass on information

03 Jul Northern Ireland's five main political parties have urged Independent TD Mick Wallace to pass any information he has about irregular activities around a major property deal in Northern Ireland on to gardaí.

Barack Obama said John Kerry said they would 'proudly raise the flag' in Havana

Kerry to reopen US embassy in Havana

01 Jul The United States and Cuba have confirmed that they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals and re-establish diplomatic relations later this month.

Enda Kenny said the opportunity for Greece to resume negotiations

Taoiseach welcomes movement on Greek crisis

30 Jun Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the movement on the Greek crisis and has said there might be a further package of aid for Greece later this year to which Ireland would have to contribute.

Leo Varadkar said the figure is in line with what was expected

26 terminations carried out under Act in 2014

29 Jun There were 26 terminations of pregnancy last year under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, according to a HSE report on its operation being laid before the Dáil today.

Athens has been negotiating to get another €7.2bn in bailout funds from the IMF and EU

What happens if Greece defaults on IMF?

29 Jun Greece could take a risky step into the unknown tomorrow if it misses, as expected, a €1.5 billion euro debt payment to the International Monetary Fund.

The Dalai Lama addresses an audience in the Stone Circle on the fifth day of Glastonbury

The Dalai Lama addresses Glastonbury crowds

28 Jun The Dalai Lama has spoken passionately about the need for schools and universities to give a moral education to children as he appeared at Glastonbury Festival for the first time.

Ahjead of the ruling, there were 13 state bans in place, while another state, Alabama, had contested a court ruling that lifted the ban there

US Supreme Court backs gay marriage

26 Jun The US Supreme Court ruled this afternoon that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.