David Cameron insisted the UK was 'immeasurably stronger' as a result of the five-year coalition government

Cameron and Miliband set out election pitches

26 Mar British Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband set out their general election pitches in the first major television debate of the UK general election campaign.

Ten men were taken from a minibus and killed by an IRA gang

Taoiseach's comments on Kingsmill welcomed

26 Mar Relatives of ten Protestant workers who were shot dead by an IRA gang in the Kingsmills massacre in 1976 have welcomed assurances given to them by the Taoiseach at a meeting in Co Armagh this afternoon.

Dr Julien Mercille said that after the crash, the media also presented the Government's crisis resolution policies in a largely favourable manner

Media maintained there was no bubble, inquiry told

25 Mar An academic who specialises in media analysis has told the Banking Inquiry that, overwhelmingly, the Irish media maintained that there was no bubble and that the boom would eventually end in a "soft landing".

Workers represented by Mandate are seeking improved contracts

Nash says Dunnes should have attended Labour Court

24 Mar Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash has criticised Dunnes Stores management for failing to attend a Labour Court hearing last year to resolve issues which will result in a one-day strike at the chain on Thursday 2 April.

The settlement will apply to all 1,774 deferred members of the Waterford Crystal Staff and Factory Pension Schemes

Cabinet approves Waterford Crystal settlement

24 Mar The Cabinet has approved a €180m final settlement on pension arrangements for Waterford Crystal employees, who lost their pensions when both the company and their pension scheme became insolvent in 2009.

Micheál Martin described Enda Kenny's statement as 'extraordinary'

Taoiseach 'hiding' over Fennelly inquiry - Martin

23 Mar Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has described as "extraordinary" a statement by the Taoiseach that it would be illegal for him to confirm whether or not he had given evidence or was to give evidence again to the Fennelly Commission.

Jan O'Sullivan published the Draft General Scheme of the Retention of Records Bill earlier this month

Govt plans to seal abuse documents for 75 years

23 Mar The Aislinn Group, which has supported thousands of survivors of institutional child abuse, has accused the Government of re-abusing them by planning to lock away all documents relating to the Ryan Report and the Redress Board.

Lee Kuan Yew is widely credited with building Singapore into one of the world's wealthiest nations on a per capita basis

Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew dies

22 Mar Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister and architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state's rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre, has died aged 91.

Exits polls show Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) in second place

Sarkozy party leads in French local elections

22 Mar Former president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party and their allies lead in the first round of French local elections, denying Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) first place.

The foreign ministers of Germany, the US, UK, and France met in London to discuss the situation with Iran

Western powers united over Iran talks approach

21 Mar Major Western powers are united in their approach on nuclear talks with Iran and will reject any agreement that does not meet their 'red lines', British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.