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.
Kendra Wilkinson’s second trial in as many days didn’t go completely to plan.
Could Jake and Edwina be forming an unlikely romance? Or is there someone else after his heart…
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Connacht 43 Zebre 3
Connacht hit their stride in the final quarter as they ran out 43-3 bonus-point winners over second-from-bottom Zebre at the Sportsground.
Ulster 25 Ospreys 16
Ulster climbed to second place in the Guinness Pro12 table as they halted leaders Ospreys’ 100% start to the campaign.
Dragons 12 Munster 38
Munster moved up to third in the Guinness Pro12 after claiming a bonus-point 38-12 victory over a tame Newport Gwent Dragons outfit at Rodney Parade.
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has said a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be “nonsense”.