Shatter refuses to quit in 'breach of trust' row
JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter, under fire for his use of private garda information.
One in seven on dole has never worked a single day
"Disturbingly shocking" figures reveal dole for life plight.
Support for suicide abortion down: Poll
A SLIM majority (53 per cent) finds abortion acceptable in cases of a threat of suicide.
Rosanna's old prep school facing uncertain future as debts pile up
THE preparatory school of former Miss World Rosanna Davison and her father Chris De Burgh, the oldest in the country, is beset by financial difficulties amid fears about its future.
Marianne Gunne O'Connor shares her unusual inspiration - Fergie
SHE is known for striking tough deals on behalf of clients like Cecilia Ahern, but literary agent Marianne Gunn O’Connor admits she is inspired by Alex Ferguson in her dealings.
€80m Brian Boru blockbuster will 'showcase' Ireland to world
The biggest movie ever made on Irish shores is to begin filming here next year.
Man's body found in Tallaght
Gardai are investigating the discovery of man's body in Dublin.
Ryanair in new row with pilots
Airline in a fresh row with disgruntled pilots over conditions.
At least 60 injured in US train crash
Trains collided in Connecticut, injuring up to 60 people.
North Korea 'fires three missiles'
South Korea says North has fired three missiles into its eastern waters.
Restaurant closes as gardai probe licence breach
Unicorn Restaurant closes after gardai investigate possible licensing breach.
Doctors say bill would put lives at risk
Government must make major changes to abortion law doctors warn.
Irish star Whelan in row over pig's head 'prank'
Whelan investigated after piig's head was placed in the locker of team-mate.
Relatives of Ned Kelly gather for family reunion
Genetic links of notorious outlaw is focus of gathering
RTE must keep public funding, insists Curran
RTE chief says station must retain its share of public funding.
Spending watchdog staff top of the expenses league
STAFF in Public Accounts Committee chairman's office claimed most expenses.
France legalises gay marriage
France becomes the 14th country to legalise gay weddings.
Minister under fire for not taking questions
Health Minister slammed for not taking questions on draft abortion laws.
The Great Gatsby: Reviews Round-Up
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Do you go to the land Down Under?
The highs and lows of living in Australia
Diarmuid Gavin's Garden Designs
Tips on making the most of your garden, whatever the weather
The mind and the body
Bressie on revisiting his sporting past
Paul Sommerville: Is austerity dead across Europe?
Paul Sommerville, CEO at Sommerville Advisory Markets asks is austerity dead across Europe? Why the financial markets are doing so well, what is happening and why are we at all time highs?
Beyonce interview: I'm definitely a goofball!
Beyonce interview: The singer talks about playing Queen Tara in the new animation, being a global role model and her baby.
Baby Meerkat Given a Helping Hand
At 22 days old Lila and weighing 119g, which is the equivalent to just under the weight of half a packet of butter, is receiving round the clock care and being hand reared by the Zoo team. Lila will be introduced to fellow meerkat play mates in order to learn all of the traits of her species and so she develops her own set of natural instincts.
FG backbenchers heap pressure on Cabinet to change draft abortion legislation
FINE Gael back benchers are likely to increase the pressure on the Government to alter the provisions for suicide in the draft abortion legislation after the emergence of key divisions between the masters of the country's two main maternity hospitals.
Teachers fear new special needs plans will be red-tape nightmare
A NEW approach to catering for pupils with special education needs (SEN) is recommended in a major report – but primary teachers warn it could turn into a bureaucratic nightmare.
Thirteen taken ill in water pollution scare
BUSINESSES in Co Roscommon are demanding the county council take immediate action to rectify the ongoing water problems that have left 13 people needing treatment and 10,000 more forced to boil their water.
Wilkinson leads Toulon to the promised land
Jonny Wilkinson lifted the Heineken Cup after inspiring Toulon to victory over Clermont Auvergne at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Ronan O'Gara ready to mould galaxy of stars at Racing
Ireland and Munster fly-half Ronan O'Gara has announced his playing retirement in order to take up a coaching role with Racing Metro.
Sexton turns on style for Leinster
BRAVO Joe Schmidt, take a bow. His Leinster are the first team in history to hold both the Amlin Challenge and Heineken Cup trophies.
Cotter's romantics no match for Toulon's bruising realists
Munster star in €300k Metro move
IRFU chief: Ronan O'Gara an Irish rugby icon
Tony Ward: Money talks in changing of the guard
Wilkinson's warrior spirit drives on troops
George Hook: Ulster to give a more stern test to Leinster's threadbare midfield
The Big Reunion at the O2
'The Bling Ring' premiere Cannes
World's silliest inventions
David Beckham: A career in pictures
Best of Cannes 2013
Great Gatsby Irish Premiere
Music stars reveal the records that changed their life
The Great Gatsby Cannes Premiere
Pictures: Cannes Golden Moments
New deal for Ferdinand as Moyes gets to work
Rio Ferdinand will sign a one-year contract at Manchester United this week after incoming manager David Moyes sanctioned a new deal for the 34-year-old.
Rainbow warriors hope to prove doubters wrong
WHEN Anthony Rainbow called time on his Kildare exploits back in 2010, on the cusp of his 39th birthday, it brought to an end the then longest running career in inter-county Gaelic games.
Familiar agony for Clermont
WITH just over 50 minutes gone at Lansdowne Road last night, the Toulon forwards laboured their way into the Clermont '22' desperate to get a chink of light into a game that had been fading at first and then gone dark.
All change as season slips away
Bayern crave top prize to confirm superpower status
McDowell advances to last four as Colsaerts suffers toilet trouble
Carlow secure first ever Leinster championship win against London
Wilkinson leads Toulon to the promised land
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Dracula horror as North lures $70m movie from Ardmore
THE Paul McGuinness-backed Ardmore Studios is examining whether the loss of UIP's $70m (€55m) budget blockbuster Dracula to Northern Ireland may have been as a result of unfair state aid.
Brandon links up with former partners to make fresh play in biotech sector
Three Irish biomedical companies are investing €3m in a new joint venture to make the chemicals required to make biodegradable human implants. The joint venture reunites Alltracel founder Gerry Brandon, who runs chemicals maker Cellulac, with his former colleague there Tony Richardson, who is now chief executive of AIM-listed clinical research organisation Venn Life Sciences.
98FM chief is third Communicorp executive to quit radio in six months
The chief executive of 98FM, Chris Doyle, has announced his departure, taking to three the number of radio bosses who have tuned out of Communicorp in six months.
Baby on board: Kim Kardashian to take baby on Kanye tour
Kim Kardashian is apparently planning to take her baby on tour with Kanye West.
Frenemies: Madonna wanted Paltrow to ‘suffer’ at Met Gala
Madonna reportedly “didn’t even glance” in Gwyneth Paltrow’s direction at the Met Gala.
Taylor Swift fan arrested after swimming up to her beach front home
The man swam over two miles to her property with the intention to meet her
At least 60 injured in US train crash
A commuter train traveling eastbound from New York City derailed near the Connecticut suburb of Fairfield during the evening rush hour on Friday and collided with a westbound commuter train, injuring up to 60 people, three critically, officials said.
Tories under pressure to name 'swivel-eyed loons' ally to Cameron
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has given his backing to Tory co-chairman Lord Feldman after he denied being responsible for alleged comments describing grassroots party activists as "swivel-eyed loons".
Shots fired at Cannes film festival as actors flee for cover
A man was arrested at the Cannes film festival after firing a starting pistol during a live TV broadcast on the palm-lined waterfront, sending actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil running for cover.
Girl (5) dies in holiday hotel pool tragedy
British backpacker died after drinking 'poisoned' gin in Indonesia
April Jones: I never thought of calling 999 admits Bridger
Toronto mayor denies smoking crack
Corrie's Kevin Webster in court today over sex offences
Two blasts at Iraqi Sunni mosque kill 43
David Quinn: A new political party is needed to serve the battered under-45s
WHEN did the last person in receipt of an American Civil War pension die? Bear in mind that the American Civil War ended in 1865. The answer to the question is 2001. The recipient was the widow of a civil war veteran. He was very old when she married him in the 1920s and she was very young. She inherited his veterans' pension after he died.
Ruairi Hanley: Excellent spin, but truth is hospital plan will endanger lives of patients
THE long-awaited and controversial review of small hospitals, which will centralise certain acute emergency services across the State, is supposedly in the best interests of "delivering a safer health service".
Judith Woods: Goldenballs, for us women you were always a keeper
OH, you're really off then? Say it ain't so, Becks. I knew it was coming, what with the day job winding down to a glorified kickabout in the Jardins de Luxembourg, but I had hoped, after Paris St-Germain clinched the French League title last weekend, you might be persuaded to stay a bit longer. Even it was just for the shopping.
Shane Coleman: Dail watchdog McGuinness must apply high standards to himself
Ian O'Doherty: Jailed for not paying your TV licence? You've got to be joking
Martina Devlin: There's an elephant in room as Croke Park is raised from dead
Anjana Ahuja: Angelina's biggest victory is helping women use science to shape destiny
James Dempsey: Luhrman misses the point by making a spectacle of Gatsby
Caitriona Palmer: Grisly Gosnell trial reawakens US abortion debate
Brian O'Reilly's Eurovision diary
Brian O'Reilly reports from the Eurovision
Ireland perform in final dress rehearsal
Ryan performs in his final dress rehearsal for tonight's final
Exclusive sneak peak at the opening of Eurovision final
Here's an exclusive sneak peek at the opening of tonight's Eurovision final
Google Glass: the future's in face recognition
Smart Consumer: Check out the cheapest e-book holidays reads
Digital: Nintendo points the way out of the circle of hell
Forget your iPad, how about a portable radio in a hat?
Review: Microsoft Surface Pro is a thoroughbred forced to jump over hurdles
YouTube video falsely accusing student of running out on taxi fare must be removed
Young won't pay for pension but still expect nice retirement
Pension contributions at risk under new personal insolvency debt deals
Banks slash interest rates for savers by 40pc
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Smart Consumer: Save some of your holiday cash by downloading poolside reads
Credit unions say banks are 'bleeding borrowers'
The real Great Gatsby locations
Those going in search of the filming locations for Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby will find themselves a long, long way from the east coast of America
Montenegro: A Balkan beauty with blue skies, beauty... and now golf
I had never before seen such an amazing shade of blue as that of the Adriatic
Prague: Czech date
Explore the cobbled streets or relax with one of Prague’s finest beers in this charming city
Mother & Babies
IVF breakthrough triples couples' chance of a baby
WOMEN undergoing IVF are three times more likely to have a baby through a new technique that scientists are claiming as the biggest fertility breakthrough for 35 years.
Why bottles could help breastfeeding
Giving small amounts of formula to babies soon after birth can assist breastfeeding
Going solo: The lot of the only child
Single kids have often been portrayed as spoilt, demanding and difficult
Totally agree, we were robbed, or at least the Irish was (as i am English living in Ireland) a fantastic effort and should have been in the top 5, the voting is rigged , ...
6 months more and still no job half rate for the professionally unemployed.
Absolutely disgusting what Kenny, Gilmore, Howlin, Noonan and the rest of the cosy cartel in Public Service are doing to the private sector. They've sowed the seeds of pe...
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- FG backbenchers heap pressure on Cabinet to change draft abortion legislation
- Teachers fear new special needs plans will be red-tape nightmare
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Calcium, osteoporosis and Coeliac Disease
People with coeliac disease have a higher risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis
John Rocha talks eyes
John Rocha, known for his signature muted tones, has brought in a vibrant palette for his debut foray in to eyewear
Be fab at 50 ‘Shouts’ Lulu with new Aurora Collection
Lulu unveils a collection of glasses created specifically for stylish women aged 50 plus
Should’ve gone to Specsavers …New Hawkeye will give refs a clear view
‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’, will be a phrase aimed less often at referees, now that the new Hawkeye points detection technology is going live at Croke Park.
A splash of colour as … John Rocha and Specsavers join forces
Bright crimson, blush pink and indigo blue are the keynotes in one of the biggest fashion stories of this year. Designer John Rocha has launched his first ever eyewear collection, teaming up with Specsavers.
Managing cross contamination on a gluten-free diet
One of the problems with managing a gluten free diet is making sure that you don’t accidentally pick up gluten.