A recent report claims that 93% of grants approved were for Gaeltacht areas in Joe McHugh's constituency

Gaeltacht minister 'should explain' grants

11.00 The Sinn Fein spokesperson on Gaeltacht Affairs has said that the Gaeltacht minister should go before the Public Accounts Committee to explain his allocation of Gaeltacht grants.

Large crowds of Syrians enter a refugee camp on the Turkish border in the town of Kilis (Pic: Facebook/IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation)

Russia 'ready to discuss' ceasefire in Syria

10.59 Russia is ready to discuss the possibility of a ceasefire in Syria, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said today as foreign ministers gathered in Munich in a bid to restart peace talks.

Issue of abortion has long divided opinion in Northern Ireland

Stormont rejects abortion reform proposal

08.25 Following a four-hour debate, members of Northern Ireland's Assembly last night rejected a proposal to allow abortions in cases where the foetus has no chance of survival outside the womb.

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Molly Martens Corbett and her father Thomas Martens have pleaded not guilty over Jason Corbett's death

Pair plead not guilty in Corbett case

10 Feb A US woman and her father have pleaded not guilty to killing her husband, Limerick man Jason Corbett, at their North Carolina home last August.

Gardaí in Wexford have appealed for information after robbery and assault

Woman robbed by man impersonating garda

10 Feb A woman has been treated in hospital after she assaulted and robbed after being tricked into stopping her car on a road in Co Wexford by a man impersonating a garda.

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Election 2016

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There are 910 workers currently employed by the company in Swords

Jobs at risk at Hertz car hire centre in Swords

10 Feb Workers at the Hertz European Service Centre in Swords, Co Dublin have been told their jobs are at risk as the car hire company is considering outsourcing some of the roles based at the centre.

Taxi drivers are angry over lack of regulations for Uber drivers

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21 people died and 180 were injured when the IRA bombs went off in two pubs in Birmingham in 1974

Decision on Birmingham bombing inquest delayed

10 Feb A Birmingham Coroner has delayed a decision on whether or not to re-open the inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings until she gets further evidence from the West Midlands Police.

The court heard money was placed with Irish Life and Permanent by Anglo and then deposited back into Anglo by Irish Life Assurance so it would look like a corporate deposit

Ex-Anglo director following 'green jersey agenda'

10 Feb A former director of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank has told the trial of four former bankers that he believed he was carrying out instructions as part of the "green jersey agenda" that was in operation in the country during the financial crisis in 2008.