The country's largest trade union SIPTU has backed protests against water charges, and said it would begin talks with other unions about peaceful demonstrations against the charges.
A teenager allegedly involved in a burglary where a woman was told her fingers would be chopped off has been refused bail.
The ECB and European Commission has said the Government needs to be ready to impose more austerity measures if needed.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of adults waiting longer than eight months for a hospital procedure.
US vice president Joe Biden has criticised Russia for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a ceasefire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev on the anniversary of the country’s anti-government protests.
Three astronauts will be blasted into space for the six-hour journey to the orbiting station.
The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community.
A 100-year-old watercolour of Munich’s old city hall is expected to fetch at least €50,000 at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: “A. Hitler”.
Three years ago, Australian actor Damon Gameau gave up all sugars but has now decided to go in completely the opposite direction.
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A group of nine and ten-year -olds were asked what they didn't like about being a boy and what they said is heartbreaking.
Ruby Holt has spent most of her life on a farm in Tennessee and had never been to the beach.
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The X Factor will say goodbye to two acts this weekend, with the news of another double elimination.
Claudia Winkleman will be back on Strictly Come Dancing this week after taking a break from hosting to be with her daughter.
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Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has said a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be “nonsense”.
Paul O’Connell has claimed “there’s been nothing done on my behalf” in the wake of rumours linking him with a move to France after next year’s World Cup.
All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 12 in the Premier League - more to follow as it comes in.
The WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organisations) European Championships 2014 have been taking place in Slovenia this week.