Donald Trump set out his stall at the Republican Convention in Cleveland

Trump vows to put America first

22 Jul Donald Trump vowed to put "America first" and be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination.

Leo Varadkar announced the proposal at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties this week

Welfare index link idea not discussed at Cabinet

22 Jul Minister for Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has said he did not discuss proposals to index link social welfare payments to the cost of living with the Cabinet prior to announcing it this week.

Lynam's Hotel on O'Connell Street has gone into receivership

Homeless families told to leave hotel

21 Jul Five homeless families, who are living in emergency accommodation in Lynam's Hotel in Dublin city centre, have been told they will have to leave the hotel by Saturday as a receiver has been appointed to the property.

Donald Trump has for months raised questions about the money the US pours into NATO

Kerry says US remains committed to NATO

21 Jul US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the Obama administration remained committed to the NATO military alliance and security commitments under the treaty.

There was an abortive attempt to topple Recep Tayyip Erdogan last Friday

EU urges Turkey to respect rule of law

21 Jul The European Union's foreign policy chief and Enlargement Commissioner have both urged Turkey to respect the rule of law, rights and freedoms after declaring a state of emergency following a failed military coup.

James Reilly wants the age limit for adoption changed

Reilly in call to change age limit on adoption

20 Jul The former children's minister has called on his successor to change an "offensive" and "antiquated" guideline that prohibits prospective adoptive parents from adopting children who are more than 40 years younger than them.

A report on the sale of NAMA's controversial Northern Ireland portfolio is 'practically complete'

Call for Commission of Investigation into NAMA

19 Jul The Taoiseach has told the Dáil that a report by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General into the sale of NAMA's controversial Northern Ireland portfolio is "practically complete".