Protests over water charges taking place
Several thousand people are taking part in a protest over water charges in Dublin, with other rallies taking place in towns and cities around Ireland.
SIPTU in call for pay rises and abolition of USC
SIPTU is to begin a campaign for pay increases and the abolition of the Universal Social Charge.
Merkel says no debt reduction for Athens
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there should be no debt relief for Greece adding to tensions between the new anti-austerity government and its international creditors.
Death of former economist Colm Rapple
The death has taken place of Colm Rapple, a former journalist, economist and author.
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