A seriously ill former property developer has been jailed for one year after he admitted evading over €1.5m in tax.
Electronic cigarettes would be banned from bars, restaurants and workplaces and made illegal for under-18s, under proposed new laws in Ireland.
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is to consult with the country's Chief Medical Officer before considering lifting the ban on gay men donating blood.
A row has emerged over the cost of the transfer of Michaella McCollum to a jail in the North.
MPs are debating if such a treatment should be allowed, but the Church of England medical ethics adviser has warned against it.
African leaders have appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.
Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean have made history by first matching, then surpassing the 5,209-mile official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon.
Boris Johnson has labelled religious extremists lured by organisations such as Islamic State (IS) obsessed with pornography.
Ice climber Will Gadd became the first person ever to scale Niagra Falls - while it was frozen solid.
A former candidate for New York governor who became widely famous online for declaring his rent is "too damn high" is facing eviction for - you guessed it - rent problems.
A chance encounter between a 13-year-old boy and the Humans of New York photographer has changed one Brooklyn school for the better.
This timelapse around Inishowen in Donegal shows the heavy mountain snow.
Colombian pop singer Shakira has given birth to a baby girl.
Drake, Nicki Minaj and Labrinth are the first acts announced for this year’s Wireless Festival.
Technology guru Piers Linney has decided to quit BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den, citing other commitments.
Harry Potter star David Thewlis will take the lead in a TV version of An Inspector Calls.
Ireland today: A cold and breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers, especially in ...more weather
Like Chelsea’s opponents have managed just 15 shots on target between them this season while there’s likely to be chances aplenty at Selhurst Park.
Novak Djokovic will face Andy Murray in the final of the Australian Open for the third time in five years after edging another five-set encounter with defending champion Stan Wawrinka.
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Diego Costa has been banned for three matches after the Chelsea striker was found guilty of violent conduct.