Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said today that she only allowed the new Star Wars film to be shot on Sceilig Mhichíl after getting producers to scale down the environmental impact on the island.
The HSE is to be brought before the Public Accounts Committee to explain how a Hepatitis C lobby Group allegedly misspent public money.
Tánaiste Joan Burton says Sinn Féin must explain their handling of the Mairia Cahill case.
Supermarket chain Tesco has created 104 new jobs with the opening of its newest store in Cork this morning.
Nine rail workers were just seconds from death after being given no warning that an 80mph passenger train was bearing down on them, rail accident investigators have said.
The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely to take many months because of the huge area involved, Australian officials said.
A native lizard species in Florida has adapted to an invasive species of lizard from Cuba, in just 15 years.
Swedish authorities have called off their week-long search for a submarine in the Stockholm archipelago.
… and she looked very pleased, too!
It’s all part of a fundraising campaign for an operation to help Sophie walk unaided.
And for the rest of the country too…
Huge chunks of it, all directed by 'The Chief'.
With your truck.
Wannabe pop star Lauren Platt is currently second favourite to win The X Factor this year.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch got to see his new waxwork when he appeared on the Graham Norton Show.
And of course he said “Yes!!”
Lindsay Lohan spilled the beans about her time behind bars when she was interviewed by Jonathan Ross.
Ireland today: Eastern and western areas are expected to be largely dry and there will be spells ...more weather
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week’s BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.
With the second round of fixtures in the new European Champions Cup taking place this weekend, BT Sport have released a video of a brilliant moment from one of last weekend’s matches.
Ireland boss Joe Schmidt faces an anxious weekend of European Champions Cup action hoping no more of his second rows pick up injury problems.
Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore.