Peter Robinson is due to meet David Cameron tomorrow

Robinson proposes NI power-sharing negotiations

31 Aug Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson has proposed the establishment of negotiations to deal with problems that are threatening the future of power-sharing at Stormont.

The HSE said there is a lead-in time to the recruitment of new staff, particularly for scarce clinical staff

HSE requires 'significant extra investment'

31 Aug HSE Director General Tony O' Brien has said frontline health services require significant extra investment "to begin to repair the impact of six to seven years of austerity and move towards acceptable levels of service".

New Ireland Assurance is a subsidiary of Bank of Ireland

Average €10k back pay for 220 New Ireland staff

31 Aug RTÉ News has learned that 220 employees at Bank of Ireland subsidiary New Ireland Assurance are set for a windfall as they receive back-money averaging an estimated €10,000 in a six-year-old row over pay increases.

Two Japanese tourists have been missing since 22 August

News in Brief

31 Aug A round-up of other Irish and international stories

Cigarette butts, sweet papers and chewing gum most common forms of litter

Dublin city centre near bottom of litter rankings

31 Aug Killarney is the cleanest town in Ireland according to the latest survey on litter, but Dublin city centre has dropped down the rankings and sits near the bottom of the table of 40 towns and cities.

The bomb attack took place at the crowded Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on 17 August

Man arrested over Thailand bomb attack

30 Aug Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing raided a second location and widened their search for more suspects today after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found at a Bangkok apartment block.

The lawyers of one of the whistleblowers wrote to the Garda Commissioner expressing concern over the investigation

Garda led inquiry into colleague despite warning

30 Aug A senior garda was appointed to lead an internal inquiry into a high-ranking colleague, despite Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan being warned a year earlier over alleged links between the two senior officers.

Smoke billows from a military base hit during an air strike in Yemen earlier this month

36 killed in Yemen air strike

30 Aug An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah, residents said.

Rally triggered over financial crisis surrounding prime minister

Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM to resign

30 Aug Thousands of people have gathered for a second day of protests in Kuala Lumpur to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multi-million-dollar financial scandal.