USPCA says circle animals are performing to a time-table of acts not natural to them

Stormont out of time over circus animal ban

02 Aug The Northern Ireland Assembly has run out of time to prevent circuses with wild animals from obtaining entertainment licences, environment minister Mark H Durkan said.

The inquiry said it had received the legal opinion from the DPP on David Drumm's statement

DPP opposed to publication of Drumm statement

29 Jul It is understood the Director of Public Prosecutions remains opposed to the publication of David Drumm's statement to the banking inquiry, in an update received by the committee.

The man sustained the shock at the Gare du Nord station from an overhead power line while trying to jump from the roof of one train to another

Man critical after trying to jump onto Eurostar

29 Jul An Egyptian man is in a critical condition after sustaining an electric shock at a Paris station while trying to leap onto the Eurostar train to London, said a source close to the case.

An inter-departmental group is looking at ways to support Russborough House

'Constructive' meeting over Beit paintings

29 Jul A spokesperson for Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has said the minister held a very constructive meeting with a number of trustees from the Alfred Beit Foundation this afternoon.

Ciaran Lynch said a decision would be made on Tuesday

Bank inquiry to decide on Drumm evidence next week

26 Jul Chairman of the Oireachtas banking inquiry Ciaran Lynch said it will decide on Tuesday if it will accept an offer from former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm to give evidence to the inquiry via video link from the United States.

Mike Huckabee made the reference to the Holocaust in an interview

Huckabee's comments on Iran nuclear deal condemned

26 Jul Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has denounced the deal reached by the United States and other world powers on Iran's nuclear programme by saying President Barack Obama is marching Israelis "to the door of the oven," in a reference to the Holocaust.

The vote passed with the full support of Sinn Féin, the SDLP and the Independent councillors

Council votes in favour of Derry name change

24 Jul A decision by Derry City and Strabane District Council to change the official name of Londonderry to Derry has been described as "sectarian" and "disgusting" by unionists.

Enda Kenny appeared before the inquiry this morning to outline Fine Gael's response to the crisis.

Taoiseach appears before banking inquiry

23 Jul Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry that Fianna Fáil-led governments caused the "lion's share of the damage" to the Irish economy.

The Stormont committee is investigating allegations that millions of pounds from the purchase of NAMA's Northern Ireland property portfolio had been earmarked for a politician

NI finance dept 'had no say' in NAMA decision

23 Jul Officials from Northern Ireland's Department of Finance said the appointments to NAMA's Advisory Committee in Northern Ireland were made by the Irish Government and NAMA and denied the Northern Ireland finance minister or the department had a say in the decision in the end.

David Drumm has ruled out returning to Ireland from the United States

Drumm offers to address inquiry via video link

23 Jul Former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank David Drumm has ruled out returning to Ireland from the United States to give evidence to the banking inquiry, but said he would give evidence via video link.

Silvio Berlusconi welcomes Vladimir Putin to Rome in 2012

Berlusconi linked with Russian government role

23 Jul Disgraced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to give him Russian citizenship and make him economy minister.

It is understood the whistleblower claims the Central Bank received favourable and inappropriate treatment from inquiry investigators

Banking inquiry investigation references announced

23 Jul The barrister appointed to review issues raised by a banking inquiry whistleblower will look at claims the committee was provided with false information and engaged in irregular withholding of materials and documents.