Noel McCarthy topped the poll in the Fermoy Local Electoral Area in the 2014 local elections

McCarthy to run for FG after 30 years with Labour

11.57 Former Labour councillor Noel McCarthy, who is to run for Fine Gael in the forthcoming general election, has said it was very difficult for him to leave his party of 30 years but that he had no choice.

A Macedonian army soldier finishes the razor-wired fence along the border with Greece

Macedonia finishes fence at Greek border

29 Nov Macedonia has finished building a fence on its frontier with Greece becoming the latest country in Europe to build a border barrier aimed at checking the flow of migrants and refugees.

Donald Trump said he saw Muslims cheering in New Jersey after the 11 September attacks

Trump refuses to take back 9/11 Muslim claim

29 Nov Republican US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has refused to take back claims he saw Muslims cheering in New Jersey after the 11 September attacks in 2001, despite a lack of proof.

Enda Kenny said it was a complex issue which would have to be dealt with sensitively

Taoiseach addresses eighth amendment at FG meeting

25 Nov Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Fine Gael parliamentary party that the eighth amendment would have to be dealt with in a process such as a constitutional style convention or a citizens' forum.

A SIPO hearing found Tim Caffrey had contravened ethics legislation

Longford council meeting on SIPO report abandoned

25 Nov A meeting of Longford County Council that was scheduled to take place this evening to consider a report from the Standards in Public Office Commission on the behaviour of the Longford County Manager did not proceed.