The Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan says the penalty points system is much stronger since new measures were brought in last June.
The Environment Minister Alan Kelly says Michael Lowry's controversial note to the Taoiseach Enda Lenny contained a "silly and stupid" comment, but would not go so far as to call it sexist.
Drug mule Michaela McCollum could serve a shorter jail sentence if repatriated to Northern Ireland, it has been revealed.
The General Secretary of the INMO, Liam Doran, says patients are suffering in silence in Mullingar Hospital.
Anything can happen on live TV – including one dog getting very frisky on This Morning.
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long stand-off that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said.
Emergency declared as blizzard is expected to dump up to 24 inches of snow.
Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister – signalling his resolve to take a tough line with eurozone lenders in an effort to write off a massive chunk of rescue debt.
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Mission Impossible 5 will now be released in the summer rather than at Christmas.
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Southampton will be without Shane Long for up to six weeks after he fractured a couple of ribs, it is understood.
Sean O’Brien remains in contention to end an injury-plagued 14 months by making a comeback for the Irish Wolfhounds against England Saxons.
Samuel Eto’o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria.
Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych will meet for the 11th time when they face each other in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Thursday. Now, we look back at their past matches.