The Government is launching a jobs strategy for the North East and North West today, aimed at creating 28,000 jobs by 2020.
Low-level offenders will be given the chance to avoid court and possible prison terms under new measures coming into force in the New Year.
The head of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association says they feel vindicated about their decision to leave the Irish Farmers Association following the recent controversies.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to pledge his support for an “ambitious and comprehensive” deal on climate change when he joins world leaders in Paris later today.
Japan’s whaling fleet is preparing to leave for the Antarctic for a three-month hunt, despite protests from opponents who say Tokyo has not proved that whales need to be killed for research.
There’s a reason a disproportionate amount of younger people are marching ahead of COP21 – if the talks fail, their generation will be picking up the pieces.
President Barack Obama paid a late-night tribute to those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris as soon as he arrived for climate talks in the French capital.
Clean energy technology is the key to fighting global warming, world leaders at high-stakes climate negotiations in Paris will be told.
A 30lb dog rescued from a storm drain in the US state of Maryland had been missing for over a year, officials said.
We take a look at 24 advent calendars for 2015 – but don’t expect to find any chocolate.
“Be the change you want to see” is the mantra of the Cork Old-town District Action Committee, a voluntary group of young professionals with a passion for their city.
The Late Late Toy Show was watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers last night.
Adele’s new album 25 has sold 3.38 million copies in the US its first week, smashing single week sales records.
The celebrity star is the second contestant to leave the competition.
He’s not called the World’s Strongest Viking for nothing.
The Dragon was dunked into a pool of water in the extreme challenge.
Ireland today: A wet day with heavy and persistent rain affecting many regions. The rain could ...more weather
LATEST UPDATE: Gardaí at Pearse St station have confirmed that singer Sinead O'Connor has been located "safe and sound" and is receiving medical assistance.
A Mississippi waitress was shot and killed by a customer after she asked him not to smoke.
Sinead O’Connor has announced that she is quitting the music industry.
Bob Geldof has described the painful moment he had to tell his children that their mother, Paula Yates, had died.
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after falling from scaffolding in Dublin city centre this afternoon.
Met Éireann says we should be prepared for severe winds around the country overnight.
The Corrs have opened up on the reason they called it quits with Sharon admitting the foursome had to “get their lives on track”.
Thousands of homes have been left without power as Storm Clodagh crosses the country.
Arsene Wenger defended his decision to play Alexis Sanchez at Norwich on Sunday - even though he saw the forward forced off through injury.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho saw reasons to be optimistic after dropping striker Diego Costa for Sunday’s goalless draw at Tottenham – even if the striker did aim a bib in his direction.
The five-time NBA champion has announced he will retire from basketball at the end of the season.
Now he’s champion, you’re going to need to get to know him a bit better.