Around 20 houses had to be evacuated tonight after the discovery of a bomb in Newcastle West, Co Limerick.

Limerick residential area evacuated by army bomb disposal team

Several homes have been evacuated and a housing estate sealed off in Limerick as the army bomb disposal team deals with a suspicious device.

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Missing Meath woman located

Missing woman Ann King has been located safe and well.

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Man questioned in connection with Mary Boyle disappearance released

A man arrested over the unsolved disappearance of six-year-old Mary Boyle in 1977 has been released from Garda custody.

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Gardaí search for missing young woman in Kildare

Gardaí are asking the public for help in finding 18-year-old Coleen Leigh.

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Four accused reject Máiria Cahill allegation

Four people accused of covering up the rape of Máiria Cahill have issued a statement rejecting her claims.

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Gardaí anxious for missing 64-year-old woman

Gardaí are concerned about a woman in her 60s who has gone missing from her home in Co Meath.

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Demonstrators gather to protest Poolbeg Incinerator

Up to 100 people are expected to arrive at the Dáil this evening to express their anger at the building of the Poolbeg Incinerator.

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Kelly orders PR overhaul at Irish Water

The Environment Minister Alan Kelly says he has ordered Irish Water to overhaul its Public Relations message.

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Officers arrest man after confiscating €160k

A man has been arrested at Dublin Port after a crackdown by criminal assets officers.

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Gardaí charge man in connection with cocaine find in Dublin

Gardaí investigating the discovery of cocaine at a house in Dublin last night have charged a man in his 50s in relation to the seizure.

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Nurse gets life for murdering mother on Christmas Eve

A nurse has been convicted and jailed for life for murdering her mother during a Christmas Eve row in Dublin four years ago.

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Dáil stopped early after Ceann Comhairle suspends Technical Group members

The Dáil has been suspended for the day, amid a major row between the Technical Group and the Ceann Comhairle.

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O'Dea prepared to fight Irish Water over PPS number; FG see it as 'politicking'

Former Defence Minister Willie O'Dea has said he is prepared to go to court to prohibit his PPS number from being handed over to Irish Water.

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Gardaí question woman and two men after Dublin drug seizure

Three people are being questioned by gardaí following a drugs seizure worth more than €250,000 in Dublin last night.

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Man who laid siege to Leinster House with sword sentenced to community service

A man caught trying to get into Leinster House with a Civil War era sword has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service.

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Medical Council takes appeal to Supreme Court in paediatrician's case

The Supreme Court has begun hearing an urgent appeal by the Medical Council in relation to a quashed finding of poor professional performance against a well known ...

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Seanad agrees motion to recognise state of Palestine

The Seanad has passed a motion calling on the Government to recognise the state of Palestine.

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Taoiseach challenges Adams on 'safe houses' for sex abusers

Enda Kenny today challenged Gerry Adams to state whether Republicans moved those accused of sex abuse to safe houses in the South.

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Hogan gets thumbs-up for new EU Commission job

The line-up of the new EU Commission has been formally ratified by the European Parliament, with Ireland's Phil Hogan taking over the agriculture portfolio.

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Woman accused of murdering son admitted to Central Mental Hospital

A court has heard that a woman accused of killing her two-year-old son in south Dublin has been admitted to the Central Mental Hospital.

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Truckers call off protest threat

Truckers have called off the threat of a further protest after they were granted a meeting to air their grievances on the rate of road tax they pay.

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Dublin apartment prices up 35.2% in one year

Central Statistics Office figures released this morning show that the cost of purchasing an apartment in Dublin city skyrocketed by more than a third in the past ...

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Trinity College launches new strategic plan

Trinity College Dublin will today launch its new €600m strategic plan.

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Mairia Cahill to meet Taoiseach over abuse claims

Mairia Cahill will discuss her abuse allegations with the Taoiseach at government buildings this morning.

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Three arrested in €270k cocaine haul

Two men and a woman have been arrested after more than a quarter of a million euro worth of drugs was sezied in Dublin.

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Nama reports profit surge

Nama has seen a surge in profits in the first half of the year.

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Gardaí investigate serious Carpenterstown assault

Gardaí at Blanchardstown are investigating a serious assault and attempted robbery of a woman in Carpenterstown last Saturday morning.

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Domestic violence support service overwhelmed with requests

Almost 11,500 women and children received support from a domestic violence service in Ireland last year.

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Phil Hogan faces EU Commissioner vote today

MEPs in the European Parliament in Strasbourg will vote today on the new team of EU Commissioners.

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Record numbers enter Young Scientist competition

There has been a record-breaking number of entries for the 2015 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

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Woman accused of murdering son, 2, due back in court

A mother accused of murdering her two-year-old son in south Dublin is due back in court today.

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Water charges cap could be extended

It is reported today that the term of the fixed rate on water charges could be extended.

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Man questioned over disappearance 40 years ago

Gardaí are continuing to question a 64-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of Mary Boyle almost 40 years ago.

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