Eircom has said it cannot say when a major phones problem which has affected hundreds of thousands of people will be fixed. Mobile and landline services for some businesses which use 1800 and 1500 numbers - as well as ISDN lines - have been down since just after 10am today.
Enda Kenny is facing two motions of no confidence over the findings of the Fennelly report. Fianna Fáil said the report showed Enda Kenny sacked Martin Callinan "in all but name" by sending senior civil servant Brian Purcell (secretary general of the Department of Justice) to his home.
Police in the North have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan. Police believe the killing of Kevin McGuigan (pictured) in East Belfast was a revenge attack by republican associates of former Provisionals commander Gerard “Jock” Davison, who was gunned down in May.
The Minister for Defence Simon Coveney is extending the Irish Naval Service mission in the Mediterranean. .
There are fears that dogs are being stolen and used in organised fights as bait following an increase in thefts in recent weeks.