Hospital consultants have overwhelmingly rejected a new proposal to end a pay dispute.
A major exercise is being planned to test the country's readiness in the event of an outbreak of Ebola.
Visiting restrictions will remain in place at University Hospital Galway throughout the weekend to help prevent the spread of the winter vomiting bug.
The Government has announced an extra €1m for tackling Ebola.
Virgin Galactic has said its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost and the fate of its pilots is unclear.
A suspect has appeared in court on a murder charge over the death of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.
Sri Lankan authorities have warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents say there is no room left at shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.
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Phileas Fogg, eat your heart out.
Chart star Ellie Goulding has revealed how she has found the Royal Family to be “fun” after becoming friends with them – and said they are big champions of British music.
Scott Mills is planning to show off his dancing skills at Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik’s wedding.
Usher has revealed his son has told him he doesn’t think he’s a very good singer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger "always knew" he'd star in another 'Terminator' movie.
Ireland today: A mostly cloudy and breezy day with spells of rain in the west, these could ...more weather
Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for the Manchester derby, but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury.
All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 10 in the Premier League - more to follow as it comes in.
Joe Schmidt is “quietly confident” tighthead prop Mike Ross will be fit in time to ease Ireland’s front-row injury crisis against South Africa.
Anthony Foley has made 11 changes to the starting fifteen that beat Saracens in Thomond last Friday night.