Gough Whitlam stopped conscription, introduced free university education and pulled troops from Vietnam

Australians mourn 'political giant' Whitlam

21 Oct Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who has died aged 98, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country.

Charlie Flanagan said the Government has a proud record in its support of Palestine people

Flanagan 'regrets' Israel's West Bank expansion

20 Oct European Union foreign ministers are discussing the issue of sanctions against Russia for its involvement in Ukraine, as well as the latest situation in Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.

Government says it is fully engaged in securing a peaceful future for everybody in Northern Ireland Pic: courtesy of EPA

Govt rejects Martin's comments regarding NI

19 Oct The Government has said comments by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, regarding the Taoiseach's comments to the UUP leader over internal issues at Stormont were a baseless political attack.

The proposal by Mike Nesbitt at his party conference would target Sinn Féin

UUP calls for electoral pact with DUP

18 Oct The Ulster Unionist Party leader has raised the suggestion of an electoral pact with the DUP for two Northern Ireland constituencies in next year's Westminster elections.

Minister Kelly added that it is important tenants are made aware of their obligations

Minister acknowledges RAS letter was unhelpful

17 Oct Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has acknowledged that the language in the letter sent by Wicklow County Council to Rental Accommodation Scheme tenants was unhelpful and over the top.

Irish Water said it was looking at extending the deadline for receipt of application forms

Tenants warned of eviction over water charges

16 Oct Meath County Council has confirmed that it has written to all Rental Accommodation Scheme tenants advising them that they could face eviction if they do not pay their water charges.

Enda Kenny is expected to promote Ireland as a destination for university and third-level students

Multinationals urged to consider Ireland

16 Oct The Taoiseach has said he hopes multinationals will consider developing intellectual property in Ireland as a way of offsetting the impact of the phasing out of the 'Double Irish' tax loophole.