The Minister for Finance has said the Universal Social Charge is here to stay.
The Taoiseach was warned at the height of the financial crisis that the army might be needed to protect banks if they ran out of money.
The President of the Teachers Union of Ireland has said he is "confident" that further strike action can be avoided at the country's secondary schools.
The animal rights' group famous for saving a gay bull have turned their attention to fur, and are planning a high-impact demonstration in Dublin today.
The Russian defence ministry says its warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of manoeuvres in the North Sea.
Two US boys whose parents became alarmed when they did not come home from playing in the snow were found hours later buried in a snow bank.
The worst storm in decades has lashed Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, with wind, rain and hail cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people.
Israel’s former president has come out against a bill floated by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel as “the Jewish state”.
The UK comedian has been an unlikely ally of the water charges protestors.
This week was set to be one of Natalie's busiest - with Thanksgiving pies and cakes to be made and delivered.
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This week, we look at family adventure Paddington and comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2.
Material Girl star Madonna has returned to Malawi with her daughter Mercy James.
Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey were some of the stars who shared their Thanksgiving snaps.
Former Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman has admitted he was approached about standing as Conservative candidate for the mayor of London but said he would not do the job for “all the eclairs in Paris”.
Ireland today: A windy and fairly cloudy day with the chance of some patchy light rain and ...more weather
Five-time world champion Katie Taylor has said she is proud to be a role model for Irish girls getting into boxing.
Assistant manager Roy Keane has left Aston Villa with immediate effect, the club have announced.
Ruby Walsh thinks Djakadam has a “favourite’s chance” of creating history by becoming the first five-year-old to win the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.
Tottenham face the prospect of UEFA sanctions after their Europa League match with Partizan Belgrade was temporarily stopped last night due to people running onto the pitch.