Jean-Claude Juncker said the gender balance of his commission was 'pathetic'

Juncker keen for commission to start work

24 Oct Jean-Claude Juncker joked that he couldn't have a sex change to help the gender balance of his new European Commission, branding the figure of nine women out of his 28 strong cabinet as "pathetic".

The Tibetan capital of Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world

Inside Tibet

21 Oct RTÉ's Philip Bromwell travelled to Tibet at the invitation of the Chinese Government, where he compiled a series of reports.

It was one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history

Sensational murder trial comes to an end

20 Oct The trial of Oscar Pistorius captivated South Africans and many people around the world who admired the athlete as a symbol of triumph over physical adversity.

A Liberian ambulance team transport  a suspected Ebola patient from the township of West point in Monrovia

Chronology - Worst Ebola outbreak on record

15 Oct Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976, with almost 4, 500 dead so far. The virus has killed nearly 4,500 people.

3,879 people have died in west Africa from Ebola as of 5 October

Ebola - Facts and Figures

08 Oct West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak on record, with 3,879 dead out of 8,033 cases as of 5 October.

Eleven candidates are contesting the election in the Dublin South-West constituency

Dublin South-West by-election

07 Oct Eleven candidates will contest this week's Dublin South-West by-election to replace Fine Gael's Brian Hayes, who was elected an MEP in May.

Nine men and one woman are contesting the election in the Roscommon South-Leitrim constituency

Roscommon-South Leitrim by-election

07 Oct Ten candidates will contest this week's Roscommon-South Leitrim by-election to fill the Dáil seat vacated by newly-elected MEP Luke 'Ming' Flanagan.

Nobel had decreed the bulk of his estate should be invested in 'safe securities'

Last will and testament of Alfred Nobel

03 Oct Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel, who made a vast fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, ordered the creation of the famous Nobel prizes in his will.