Eamon Gilmore said the Cabinet would return to the issue of water charges when there was some more work done on it

Differences in Govt over water charges

16 Apr A senior Government source on the Labour side has said there are "substantive differences" between the two Coalition parties about water charges.

Theresa Villiers said there must be less focus on the activities of the police and the British security forces

Villiers calls for fresh approach to NI past

16 Apr The Northern Ireland Secretary of State has said any new process that examines the past in Northern Ireland must have a proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of loyalist and republican paramilitaries.

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) talks with tourists in Havana

France's top diplomat on historic Cuba visit

12 Apr French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has arrived in Havana for a brief visit aimed at strengthening ties, as Cuba begins talks with the European Union on normalising relations.

Sky will have exclusive rights to broadcast 14 championship matches

Committee invites GAA chiefs to discuss Sky deal

11 Apr The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications has invited GAA President Liam O'Neill and GAA Director General Páraic Duffy to appear before the committee on Tuesday to discuss the GAA's recent deal with Sky.

Martin McGuinness said the reconciliation phase of the peace process has taken a very powerful step forward

Queen's invitation sends 'powerful message'

10 Apr Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said the invitation to him from Queen Elizabeth to visit her home clearly sends a very powerful message.

A number of relevant committees in the European Parliament will assess the petition

Group seeks ban on EU embryo research funding

10 Apr A hearing is taking place in the European Parliament in Brussels on an initiative to oblige the EU to ban funding for activities that "presuppose the destruction of human embryos".

The PAC was informed today that Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins will not attend tomorrow

Flannery reasons 'nothing short of contemptible'

09 Apr A written response from the clerk of the Public Accounts Committee to solicitors for Frank Flannery describes Mr Flannery's stated reasons for not attending tomorrow as "nothing short of contemptible".

Horizon 2020 allows research using all forms of stem cells, subject to fundamental ethical principles

EU urged to maintain stem cell research funding

09 Apr A coalition of leading funders of biomedical research, scientific societies and patient groups has called on EU institutions to oppose a campaign seeking a ban on the financing of stem cell research and other studies that involve the destruction of human embryos.