Alexis Tsipras' party was supported by 23% of those polled

Poll suggests Syriza leading ahead of election

28 Aug The first authoritative opinion poll published since Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned last week suggests his leftist Syriza party is leading the opposition conservatives ahead of elections on 20 September.

US stocks opened more than 2% higher, but later declined to finish lower for the sixth consecutive session

Global markets rebound as China cuts rates

25 Aug Many global stock markets rebounded today with world stocks, oil prices and bond yields all rising after China cut interest rates and banks' reserve requirements in a bid to kick-start its wavering economy.

Dublin is the 14th most expensive city in Europe in terms of hotel prices

Call for increased investment in hotel industry

20 Aug The Irish Hotels Federation has said its members are very aware of the need to maintain competitive prices but say some price increase is needed to attract investment into the industry.

Additional charges will be added after four bills have been issued and not been paid

Irish Water to contact people over unpaid bills

17 Aug Irish Water spokesperson Elizabeth Arnett has confirmed that the company will soon be contacting people who have not paid their bills, describing it as a process that every utility company enters into.

Dublin City Council says it : 'is doing its utmost to deal with the homeless crisis with the resources available'

Dublin City Council defends homeless policy

15 Aug A Dublin City Council spokesperson has said that the local authority is doing its utmost to deal with the homeless crisis through the Dublin Region Homeless Executive within the resources it has available.

MPs debated the deal throughout the night

Eurozone approves €86bn Greek bailout deal

14 Aug Eurozone finance ministers have approved a third debt bailout worth up to €86bn to keep Greece afloat and avoid its chaotic exit from the single currency, officials said.

The IMF says it will make an assessment of its participation in providing any additional financing to Greece once the steps on debt relief have been taken

IMF presses Europe over Greek debt relief

13 Aug The IMF has pressed Europe to come forward with debt relief for Greece, saying it would only make a decision on providing further financing for Athens after steps are taken to make its debt burden more sustainable.

Alexis Tsipras has rushed his government into finalising the terms of the €85bn bailout

Greek PM 'confident' of third debt deal

12 Aug Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he is confident of concluding his debt-crippled nation's third international bailout, to pave the way for default-averting loans.