Referrals of isolated and lonely older people to the housing charity ALONE trebled last year.
The European Parliament has voted in favour of a report from a Sinn Féin MEP that calls for greater access to an EU fund for people who lost their jobs as a result of the economic crisis.
Protests against the installation of water meters have moved to Drimnagh and Bluebell in Dublin this morning.
Transport bosses are considering a plan to extend the Luas on the north side of Dublin City.
Voting is well under way on a historic day for Scotland as people determine whether the country should remain part of the United Kingdom.
British Ebola survivor Will Pooley has flown to Atlanta with the hope of saving a new victim of the disease.
A study is suggesting artificial sweeteners could be just as bad for us as normal sugar.
The distraught family of a young British woman brutally murdered along with a man in Thailand have arrived in the country, as police revealed DNA found on her body did not match any of their suspects.
Tensions rise between Daniel O'Donnell and Daithi Ó Sé in advance of this weekend's All Ireland final.
The Philadelphia Police Department has released a surveillance clip of a man robbing a grocer's shop, armed only with a banana.
Winter is on its way, with days that are slow to brighten and dusk falling earlier, so it’s time to get out the box sets and the duvet and put the runners in storage until Spring, right?
There's nothing better than instant karma.
Video seems to have started a heated debate.
The star’s partner got down on one knee while on a romantic trip to Paris.
Talk about a bridesmaidzilla.
Liam Neeson is writing a movie script with Bono.
Beyonce and Jay Z have renewed their wedding vows in a "romantic" commitment ceremony, according to a report.
Ireland today: A warm and rather humid day. There will be a risk of heavy shower and thunderstorms ...more weather
Paul O’Connell was named amongst the starters as Anthony Foley made seven changes to the Munster starting 15 to face Zebre.
Both Kilkenny and Tipperary will be on their travels for three of their five round games in next season's Division 1A.
Controversial Italian footballer Mario Balotelli is believed to have made a large donation to Manchester Dogs' Home, which was badly damaged in a fire earlier this month.
Sunday's All-Ireland finalists Kerry and Donegal will both have home advantage for four of their seven Division 1 games next season.