The public has been asked to help find three young boys who have gone missing in London.
A 61-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of four soldiers in the IRA Hyde Park bomb in 1982.
A top civil servant has been challenged over absent reports and minutes from meetings of a financial lobby group with access to the highest level of Government.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has brushed off attacks on Ireland's tax regime for helping multinationals avoid billions in tax - insisting he was backing plans for global tax transparency and an end to tax havens.
A whale has been rescued after becoming entangled in lobster pots.
The country's largest teachers' union has recommended accepting a revised pay deal under the Croke Park II talks.
The Government is deeply concerned by allegations of mistreatment of children at a number of creches, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.
Ireland's reputation for working to stop violence against women around the world is not replicated at home, Amnesty International has claimed.
The state investigative body set up to probe allegations of Garda wrongdoing has branded the force's co-operation unacceptable.
The new owners of the factory at the centre of the horse meat contamination scandal in Ireland have won a contract for Burger King.
Almost 5,000 metal thefts have been reported to gardai in the last two years, figures show.
The six border counties have some of the country's highest rates of empty homes, medical card holders, pensioners, voter apathy and fewer jobs than anywhere else.
Confidential garda information about an individual should not be made public unless the person has been charged, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has claimed.
Dublin's Grafton Street is to undergo a four million euro facelift, it has been announced.
Two men arrested in connection with the murder of a former garda have been released without charge.
Army bomb experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a grenade dating back to the early 20th century.
A large scale illegal fuel laundering plant has been uncovered by customs.
Regional airline Aer Arann is to create 50 jobs.
A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found near a rubbish chute at an apartment complex.
A retired Supreme Court judge has dismissed fears that proposed changes to Ireland's strict abortion regime could open floodgates to widespread terminations.
Public servants face compulsory redundancies unless they accept a new deal on cuts in pay and pensions, the Government has warned.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has apologised for his use of confidential Garda information against a political opponent.
Boston cardinal Sean O'Malley skipped a college commencement in protest at its decision to honour Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who backs laws to permit abortion.
Scientists have named a unique strain of blight which they believe triggered the Irish potato famine as HERB-1.
A celebrity was looked up more than 80 times on the internal garda database, it has emerged.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a former garda.
Eight out of 10 convicted robbers are handed down jail sentences of less than five years, figures have shown.
Almost 900 artefacts illegally looted in Ireland by a treasure hunter with a metal detector have been recovered.
A 24-year-old motorist has died after his car crashed into a traffic island.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said he discovered during a Garda briefing that Independent TD Mick Wallace was stopped for using a mobile phone while driving.
Low-cost airline Ryanair has boosted annual profits by 13% but warned that the recession across much of Europe will dampen growth this year.
A man has been killed in a suspected hit-and-run.
Global internet giants Google, YouTube and Facebook have been slapped down by a judge and ordered to remove a defamatory viral video from websites around the world.
One of the whistleblowers behind the penalty points controversy is considering asking the Garda ombudsman to launch an independent investigation into his allegations.
Some 800 jobs are to be created as a services company plans to double its workforce.
One fifth of the five million euro savings at Bus Eireann will come from the top executives and management.
Two men have been arrested over an armed hold-up at a suburban supermarket.
Some schools put up barriers to stop parents from enrolling children with special needs, inspectors have claimed.
Two teachers' unions have agreed to go back into talks on Croke Park II.
The master of one of Ireland's main maternity hospitals has warned new legislation loosening Ireland's strict abortion laws may lead to an increase in demand for abortion.
One of the world's largest ocean liners has berthed off the coast of Dun Laoghaire.
The economy could grow by as much as 2.7% next year if forecasts of a global revival materialise, a leading think-tank has claimed.
A man has been left fighting for his life after being shot four times in an attack at a gym on an industrial estate.
Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein have joined forces in attempts to grill the Justice Minister over allegations of Garda collusion with a convicted drug trafficker.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has refuted a claim from the Archbishop of Dublin that new abortion laws give less protection to the unborn than in liberal regimes.
Global healthcare company Pfizer is to close one of its Irish factories where 136 people are employed.
Barristers for former junior minister Ivor Callely have requested more evidence from prosecutors in connection with allegations he made false claims for mobile phones while a serving politician.
Hundreds of Irish women are left traumatised, depressed and suicidal after they have an abortion, it has been claimed.
Three senior Garda officers under investigation over the quashing of penalty points had cleared more than 600 driving licences in the last few years, an internal inquiry has found.
Mobile phone providers in the Irish Republic could be asked to cut signals during the G8 summit being held in Northern Ireland amid fears terrorists may use them to detonate bombs.
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