Here are the key points in Finance Minister Michael Noonan's spring economic statement:
Illegal puppy farm owners could be jailed for up to five years under tough new laws in the North.
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that no employee will be forced to transfer to another operator as part of plans to privatise 10% of the bus market.
Independent TD Shane Ross has lashed out at the pay level of AIB's directors at the bank's AGM.
About 250 people are believed to be missing after a mudslide and avalanche in an isolated village in rural Nepal not far from the epicentre of Saturday’s powerful earthquake, officials said.
Royal fans waiting for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby have received a special delivery of their own – pastries from the royal couple.
A young woman has been jailed for 16 years for setting a honey trap which led to the “pitiless and wicked” murder of a professional gambler for the sake of his winnings.
Hundreds of bodies of alleged civilian victims of Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian border town, according to witnesses.
Mrs T and now moves even faster than before.
"Don't give them a reason."
The moment a cabbie started singing as a client was riding in the back of his taxi has been caught on camera.
Meet Zach Mueller, a master at card tricks and slight of hand.
We remember our favourite small-screen puppets.
While we're used to seeing the Bryan Cranston donning the 'tache and specs, Vaughan-Lawlor is a long way from his new embroidered Nikies.
The group have offered a first listen to a song from their upcoming second album.
The actress is nominated for the best actress in a play award along with fellow British stars Carey Mulligan and Ruth Wilson.
A mixed day with sunny spells and scattered showers with a risk of thunder.more weather
Massimo Cellino has been given permission by the Football League to attend Leeds’ final game of the season at Elland Road against Rotherham.
Christian Benteke’s agent says there has no been interest in his client and that the in-form Belgium striker is only focused on his Aston Villa career.
Wimbledon bosses have defended boosting tournament prize money for the fourth year running to hand the singles winners £1.88m in 2015.
Dublin’s third consecutive Division 1 title was extra sweet for veteran Denis Bastick given his injury difficulties last year.