The Minister for Children, James Reilly, says a review of the free pre-school scheme will determine whether a second year should be provided.
Four people, including two children, have escaped unhurt after an arson attack at their County Tyrone home.
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has accepted that mistakes were made in the handling of the controversial bank guarantee of 2008.
Police in Derry have come under attack from youths throwing missiles as they responded to a call.
Pope Francis is asking the European Union to do more to help Italy with the mounting numbers of desperate people needing rescue in the Mediterranean on risky boat journeys to flee war, persecution or poverty.
UK Journalists should not be taken to court over paying officials for information if it is in the public interest, former director of public prosecutions Lord Macdonald has said.
Spain’s economy minister Luis de Guindos criticised Greece’s left-wing government for its “not very coherent” approach to negotiations over its finances.
At least 22 people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan.
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An apology has been issued from one of our most trusted brands for not doing the job they have advertised on ALL of their products.
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One man kayaking in Dingle recently had some unexpected company under the water - a basking shark.
The bantz in the Beckham household is on top form.
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Singer Michael Buble has defended a picture he put online of a woman accompanied by the hashtag #beautifulbum, which drew fierce criticism, as “complimentary and lighthearted”.
Zayn Malik has paid tribute to his former bandmates as he made his first solo appearance since quitting One Direction.
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers knows his reign will be judged on trophies but even if he reached the FA Cup final he claims it will not be the biggest game of his career.
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has urged Kimi Raikkonen to prove himself if he wants to remain with the Maranello marque.
Here are four things to watch for in tomorrow’s Allianz NHL Division 1 semi finals.
Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is confident it will take just “five minutes” to put the finishing touches to a contract extension once he is fully fit and back in the squad.