The husband of Jill Meagher has said the sentence handed down to the man who raped and murdered her in Australia last year was a "disgrace".
A group of people have gathered at a roadway leading to a bog designated as a Special Area of Conservation in Co Galway tonight.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reiterated that there will be no free vote for Fine Gael on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013.
The Government does not think the time is right to sell its 25% stake in Aer Lingus, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said tonight.
The Cabinet has announced it will not go ahead with the sale of Coillte harvesting rights as part of its plan to sell State assets.
Responsibility for the Censorship of Publications Board is to be transferred from the Minister for Justice to the Minister for Arts after a member of the public lodged a complaint about a novel by Alan Shatter.
Ireland has a good chance of exiting its bailout this year, the International Monetary Fund said this afternoon.
Heavy flooding in southwestern France has left at least one woman dead and forced the closure of the pilgrimage site at Lourdes.
Children with special educational needs will receive just three quarters of the additional teaching resources they are entitled to from this September.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described a tentative agreement reached with the European Parliament on the next EU budget as "very significant".
The head of tax for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has told Ireland it must charge 12.5% tax and not 2% if it wants to retain its tax regime.
US talks with the Taliban are likely to be held within the "next few days" in Qatar, a senior US official said tonight.
US President Barack Obama wants to reduce deployed nuclear weapons by up to a third and revive negotiations with Russia.
Two Dublin men accused of the murder of a teenager in the care of the State at the time of his death three years ago have blamed each other for his death.
Two men have been arrested following the seizure of drugs worth over €150,000 in Co Cork.
Labour TD Joanna Tuffy has strongly criticised the Taoiseach during a debate on the abolition of the Seanad, accusing him of "populist nonsense".
Clare Daly has accused the Government and the media of "slobbering" over the Obama family during their visit to Ireland this week.
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch should intervene urgently to improve psychiatric services in Roscommon.
The Department of Finance is sending the first document setting out the parameters of Budget 2014 to other Government departments today, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said.
Concern over the lack of juvenile detention places has again been highlighted by a Circuit Court judge.
Italy's constitutional court this evening rejected an attempt by Silvio Berlusconi to block a tax fraud conviction from October.
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality that legislation on the collection of fines will be published in the coming weeks.
Three fishermen have been rescued from a boat that had been taking on water off Fanad lighthouse in north Donegal.
The US state of Alaska is enjoying a rare heat wave, with temperatures topping 27C in Anchorage.
The Sunday Business Post is to exit examinership after the Commercial Court approved a survival plan for the newspaper.
A new plan to prepare Dublin for the digital future will see fibre powered broadband available to every house in the city by Easter 2016.
Gardaí investigating the murders of a 27-year-old woman and her eight-year-old daughter in Co Kerry have renewed their appeal for information.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Ireland is an extremely important partner for his country.
The Defence Forces has confirmed that four Irish soldiers are unharmed following a terrorist attack on a United Nations compound in Somalia.
The chairman of the board of management at a Dublin primary school has resigned after he arranged for leaflets promoting a Vigil for Life rally to be distributed to students.
The United Nations has said the number of refugees worldwide has reached its highest level in almost 20 years.
Protesters blocked roads in Sao Paulo and marched toward a stadium hosting a major international soccer game in Brazil's northeast today.
Over 400 new jobs are to be created at a medical device manufacturer in Co Antrim.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not leave the sanctuary of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London even if Sweden stops pursuing sexual assault claims against him because he fears arrest on the order of the US.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Co Antrim after an ambulance crew was allegedly threatened with a meat cleaver.