World leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, described as a "giant of history" by US President Barack Obama, at a national memorial service in Soweto.
An audit by the Catholic Church's child protection watchdog has found only 12 Christian Brothers were convicted of crimes between 1975 and today.
Aer Lingus has threatened to take legal action against SIPTU if it proceeds with a ballot for industrial action in a row over the pension scheme.
The Health Service Executive is to get a supplementary health budget of €199m, due to its overspending this year.
Irish MEPs were on opposite sides of a controversial vote in the European Parliament tonight in which a proposed ban of bottom-trawling fishing was narrowly defeated.
A former solicitor has admitted at Naas Circuit Court to his role in an €8.8 million fraud.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has confirmed that seven children currently detained in the Oberstown young offenders centre are to be released as a result of a judgment issued by the High Court.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich conceded no ground today to protesters who want their government to move closer to the European Union.
Ryanair has agreed to pay €50,000 to a child who was injured when a piece of luggage fell out of an overhead locker on a flight three years ago.
Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has said the former CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic should give evidence to the Public Accounts Committee tomorrow.
Barack Obama and David Cameron have been criticised after they were caught posing for a mobile phone "selfie" at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
A community group that appealed for nobody to bid against it at an Allsop auction for a property in Trim, Co Meath says members are extremely disappointed that it was sold later to an international buyer.
Two substantial developments in Co Wicklow and Co Wexford can go ahead after a Supreme Court decision.
An Irishman, described by an FBI Special Agent as "the largest facilitator of child porn in the world", has indicated he would plead guilty to the offences if he were prosecuted in Ireland.
The Irish Refugee Council is calling for a change to the way asylum seekers are treated with the introduction of a new system, which it says is more humane and less costly to the State.
Children's Ombudsman Emily Logan has criticised the Department of Education for failing to secure a school place for a child who was traumatised and in HSE care.
A house in Co Mayo is being sold to raise funds for the building of a new cystic fibrosis unit in the west.
A retired company director has had to pay more than €6.2m to the Revenue Commissioners in interest, tax and penalties, according to the latest tax defaulters list.
Two men have been arrested after an oil-laundering plant was discovered in Rathfeigh in Co Meath.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil he has emphasised to representatives from the Catholic Church that there was never any intention to introduce abortion on demand.
Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín, who was suspended from Sinn Féin after he voted against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, has said he is not joining Fianna Fáil.
The elderly brother and sister of a man who has not been heard from for over 60 years have succeeded in a court application to have him declared officially dead.
E-cigarettes should not be marketed as a consumer product, Minister for Health James Reilly has said.
Gardaí have renewed their appeal over missing Dublin teenager Daniel Murphy.
French forces have killed 19 Islamist fighters during security operations in Mali's northern region of Timbuktu, according to a senior French officer in the West African nation..
A French court has sentenced the maker of defective breast implants to four years in prison.
Two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in Central African Republic, France's first casualties in an operation to restore stability in its former colony.
The jury at the inquest into the death of two-year-old boy in Co Cork has ruled his death accidental.
Japanese technology firm Fujitsu is to create 192 jobs in Co Derry as part of a £12 million investment.
More than 2,000 scientists and researchers have attended the Irish launch of the EU's new seven-year scientific research and innovation fund in Dublin.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has pleaded for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election.
An investigation is under way after shots were fired into the entrance of a hotel in Dublin overnight.
A leaked bailout report by the European Commission has suggested that a larger budget adjustment than planned may be required for 2015.
Ryanair has said flights have been unable to land at Stansted Airport in England due to a technical problem with the landing system and poor weather.
Around 560 authors from more than 80 countries have signed a global petition against mass surveillance and the collection of data by governments, security agencies and corporations.