SIPTU has decided to recommend acceptance of the new public service pay and reform agreement to its members, but two teachers' unions have reaffirmed their rejection of the proposals.
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has responded to issues raised in the Dáil by Independent TD Mattie McGrath.
US President Barack Obama outlined plans to limit the use of US drone strikes against extremists abroad.
A total of four people, including the two men shot by police, have now been arrested in connection with the murder of a soldier in Woolwich.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said establishing trust with the Troika was a key lesson Ireland learned when it entered its bailout programme.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described allegations of poor standards of care in some creches as shocking and deeply disappointing.
The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
The Garda Ombudsman has strongly criticised the Garda Síochána for delaying its investigations in spite of a drop in the number of complaints against members of the force last year.
Gardaí in Monaghan have discovered a substantial cannabis grow house in Castleblayney.
Patrick Honohan has said "imaginative design" of debt restructuring arrangements between banks and borrowers can help ensure that even insolvent homeowners do not lose their houses.
President Michael D Higgins has said that to prevent people from speaking their own language is a denial of human rights.
The lead author of what has been described as milestone stem cell research published last week has admitted mistakes were made in the rush to get the paper published.
Nissan is recalling up to 14,000 cars in Ireland due to a potential steering wheel defect.
Amnesty International says that tough economic conditions and austerity in the EU are stoking hostility towards immigrants fleeing wars and poverty.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde was questioned in court by a French magistrate over her role in a €285m arbitration payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
The European Commission has decided to tear up new rules on how restaurants should serve olive oil less than a week after unveiling them.
Minister for Health James Reilly has said he is annoyed by the cost of private health insurance and asked why insurance premiums are increasing all the time.
A director of well-known sausage-making business has brought High Court proceedings aimed at preventing her husband and mother-in-law from firing her and removing her as a director.
A United Nations human rights investigator has called for all states to declare a moratorium to prevent so-called "killer robots" being deployed on the battlefield.
Almost €7 million in funding for 62 early stage scientific research projects has been announced by the Government.
A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in Cork charged with assaulting a man whose body was found at an apartment complex in the city last week.
Parents have been invited to attend information sessions on proposed changes to junior cycle education at second level.
Former British foreign secretary David Miliband has said he could not envisage Britain pulling out of the European Union.
Twitter has enhanced security for its users, following a spate of attacks on accounts of prominent media outlets including the Associated Press and the Financial Times.
Hundreds of youth have torched cars and attacked police in four nights of riots in suburbs of Sweden's capital, Stockholm.
The Pakistani Taliban has admitted responsibility for a bomb that killed 11 security personnel and two civilians.
An 80-year-old Japanese mountain climber who has had four heart operations has become the oldest person to conquer Mount Everest.
European Union leaders are reported to have made progress at a summit in Brussels on several initiatives to crack down on tax fraud and tax evasion.
A Co Donegal man has been charged with the murders of four soldiers in the IRA's Hyde Park bombing in London on 20 July, 1982.
Two men have been found guilty of the murder of a Brazilian man whose body was found in a north Kerry bog.
The leadership of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation is to recommend its 32,000 members accept the revised Labour Relations Commission proposals on public sector pay.
An FBI agent shot and killed a man of Chechen origin who turned violent while being questioned today about his connection to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said there are "strong indications" that a violent killing in Woolwich, southeast London is terror related.
An inquest jury has returned verdicts of accidental death in the cases of all five fishermen who lost their lives after their trawler Tit Bonhomme hit rocks and sank in west Cork last year.
A former priest who faces 34 charges of child sex abuse has no right to anonymity in court proceedings, a District Court judge has ruled.