Police in the North have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

Convicted sex attacker consents to be handed over to UK authorities

A Pakistani national who had been on the run in Ireland after he was convicted of a sex attack in the UK has consented to be surrendered to the authorities there.

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Fennelly report: Taoiseach and Fitzgerald have 'full confidence' in AG Whelan

The Attorney General Maire Whelan has the "full confidence" of the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, the Minister said today.

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High Court orders extradition of man in connection with 1988 murder

The High Court has ordered a 49-year-old man to be extradited to the North where he is wanted in connection with a 1998 murder.

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Thousands without phone lines due to Eircom issue

Eircom says it is working on a major issue which has left hundreds of thousands of people without phone lines.

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Priest helping Berkeley victims: 'I think about them all the time'

A priest who has been helping the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse said he had been changed by the experience.

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Fingleton: I regret the taxpayer had to bail us out

Michael Fingleton has said he does not regret any decisions he took at the Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), but does regret the taxpayer had to bail out ...

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Michael Fingleton: Irish Nationwide would have welcomed 20% house prices fall

The former boss of the Irish Nationwide Building Society has told the Banking Inquiry he took steps to downsize the institution in 2007.

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Martin confirms intention to table no-confidence motion in Taoiseach

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has confirmed his party will table a motion of no confidence in the Taoiseach when the Dáil resumes later this month.

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Extradition hearing today for fugitive sex-offender arrested in Dublin minutes before flight took off

An extradition hearing is due to take place today for a fugitive sex-offender arrested at Dublin Airport on Monday night.

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Fennelly report 'debunks' claim Taoiseach tried to sack Callinan: Varadkar

The Fennelly Commission has "debunked" the Opposition's claim that the Taoiseach sought to sack the Garda Commissioner, Leo Varadkar has said.

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Man due for court after €80,000 drug seizure in Carlow

A man is due in court this morning after gardaí seized €80,000 worth of cannabis in Carlow town.

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Coppinger calls for transfer of Nama properties to house the homeless

TD Ruth Coppinger is claiming that government inaction could lead to the deaths of more homeless people as the crisis deepens.

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Cabinet back from summer recess - with Fennelly report its focus

The Cabinet meets today for the first time since the summer recess - with the focus likely to be the finding in the Fennelly report that former Garda Commissioner ...

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Aisling Brady McCarthy arrives back in Ireland after ticket delay

Aisling Brady McCarthy has said she is glad to be home as she arrived back into Shannon Airport this morning, accompanied by her sister.

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Michael Fingleton to appear before Banking Inquiry today

The former CEO of Irish Nationwide Michael Fingleton will appear before the Banking Inquiry this morning.

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Minister insists no contract signed in Aran Island air dispute

Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh insisted yesterday that no final decision had been made and no contract signed for the controversial air service to the Aran Islands.

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Fennelly findings: The two outstanding conclusions

There are two outstanding conclusions from the Fennelly interim report which was published today, writes Michael Clifford.

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Sinn Féin calls for resignation of Taoiseach and Attorney General

Sinn Féin says both Enda Kenny and Attorney General Máire Whelan should resign - and that there should be an early recall of the Dáil next week to discuss the Fennelly ...

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Elderly man attacked during Belfast robbery

A man on a mobility scooter has been attacked during a robbery in Belfast.

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The Fennelly report in full

The Fennelly report has found that the Taoiseach Enda Kenny did not sack former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

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Aisling Brady McCarthy arrested by US immigration

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has been arrested by US immigration agents in Boston after being formally released from state custody.

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Wicklow man picks up €500k lotto winnings

A Wicklow man has picked up a cheque for €500,000 his winnings in Euromillions Plus two weeks ago.

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Fennelly report finds Taoiseach did not sack Martin Callinan

An official report has found that Enda Kenny did not sack the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and that the former commissioner himself decided to retire of his ...

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Fennelly report to be released imminently

The report into the departure of Martin Callinan as Garda Commissioner is to be published in the next few minutes after being cleared by the Attorney General.

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Nearly €400k worth of cannabis seized at Dublin Port

Around €380,000 worth of cannabis has been seized at Dublin Port.

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Ex-Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey will not appear at Banking Inquiry

The former chief executive of Irish Life & Permanent Denis Casey has been excused from the banking inquiry.

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Stardust mother stages sit-in at Department of Justice

The 79-year-old mother of two victims killed in the Stardust tragedy in Dublin is staging a sit-in protest at the Department of Justice this afternoon.

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IRA monitoring ’could resolve North’s political crisis’

The Government has signalled independent monitoring of the IRA could help resolve the latest political crisis in the North.

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Tánaiste hopes Fennelly report will be released today

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she and Enda Kenny both agree that the Fennelly report needs to be published as soon as possible.

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'She was always innocent…The whole parish was behind her': Locals delighted at outcome for Brady McCarthy

Locals in Lavey in Co Cavan have said they are delighted that murder charges have been dropped against Aisling Brady McCarthy in the US.

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Charlie Flanagan calls on parties in the North to enter talks to resolve Assembly crisis

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has challenged all five major parties in the North to begin new talks on the future of the peace process.

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Fine Gael TD Conlan arrested after alleged assault in Monaghan pub

Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan has been released without charge this afternoon, after he was arrested in connection with an alleged assault at a Co Monaghan pub.

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Gardaí seek help finding missing Meath teen

Gardaí in Co Meath are seeking the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of a missing 15-year-old girl.

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Educate Together opens four schools in Dublin, Galway, Kildare and Wexford

This month saw the opening of three Educate Together national schools in Dublin, Wexford and Galway; and one second-level school in Kildare.

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US man accused of air-rage unrepentant after plane diverted to Belfast

An American man charged over an alleged air rage incident does not accept responsibility for the costly diversion of a transatlantic flight, a court has heard.

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Hundreds mourn Bryan Whelan at funeral Mass

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral Mass of Bryan Whelan, who died along with a work colleague in a freak incident on the River Shannon last weekend.

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Isolation units to be reviewed after report of children 'forced to urinate on floor'

Health chiefs have been ordered to review the use of isolation units for troubled teenagers in light of a damning inspection of a care home.

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DUP loses bid to adjourn Northern Ireland Assembly

The Democratic Unionists have been defeated in a bid for a four-week adjournment of the Northern Ireland Assembly to allow for political negotiations, a party spokesman ...

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Taoiseach: I have nothing to fear from publication of Fennelly report

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he is not fearful of a report surrounding Martin Callinan's departure as Garda Commissioner last year.

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Gardaí probe attack on man in Mullingar

Gardaí are investigating an attack on a young man in Co Westmeath last night.

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Forest Eireann hits out proposed raise in cost of cigarettes

A group representing smokers is hitting out at a proposal for a 50c budget hike in the cost of a pack of cigarettes.

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Man arrested by gardaí investigating Sligo murder

Gardaí investigating the murder of musician Martin Kivlehan at New Apts, Holburn St, Sligo on August 3, have arrested a man aged in his 30s this morning.

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Aran Island residents call for Aer Arann services to be reinstated

Residents of the Aran Islands will tell the Gaeltacht Minister today that they want the Aer Arann flight service reinstated.

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Number of hospital patients on trolleys 'up 40% in August'

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says last month saw a 40% increase in the number of patients on trolleys in hospitals when compared to August 2014.

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Dublin and London to host crisis talks on North

Crunch talks on the North's deteriorating political situation will take place in London and Dublin today.

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On-the-run sex offender arrested at Dublin Airport

On-the-run sex offender Mian Shahid was arrested by Gardaí at Dublin Airport last night as he attempted to board a flight to Dubai.

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Cork accounts for over half of all care order reviews, report finds

Cork accounted for more than half of all the reviews of Care Orders made in 2014, a new report has found.

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New Irish naval vessel to be commissioned today

The new Irish naval vessel, LE James Joyce will be brought into commission today.

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Irish nanny 'can't get those years back' after US prosecutors drop case

The prosecution of an Irish nanny accused of murdering a one-year-old girl in America has been branded a disgrace by her lawyer, after the charge was dropped.

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