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Proposal for extra MEPs for Dublin and Ireland South

A review of the current constituencies was carried out as a result of Ireland being allocated two extra seats due to Brexit.<p>The European Council …

European Parliament

'I’ll sack Byrne if she doesn’t support Housing Minister' - Varadkar

Minister of State Catherine Byrne has told ministerial colleagues she is considering supporting or abstaining on a motion of no confidence in Housing …

'I have grave questions over van Graan' - Matt Williams criticises Munster coach after slow start to the season

Munster have won two home games against under-strength Cheetahs and Ospreys sides to open their PRO14 campaign but have also shipped two defeats on …

Munster

Radicalised Irish woman claims she travelled Ireland with London Bridge attacker and says there are up to 150 Islamic extremists living here

The woman has also alleged that on several occasions she was visited in Ireland by Khuram Butt - the leader of the terror attack on London Bridge …

London Bridge

Radicalised Irish woman claims she travelled Ireland with London Bridge attacker and says there's up to 150 Islamic extremists living here

The woman has also alleged that on several occasions she was visited in Ireland by Khuram Butt - the leader of the terror attack on London Bridge …

London Bridge

'It felt like the right time to tell people' - Brighton star Knockaert thanks fans after mental health struggles

The Frenchman last week opened up about his battle with mental illness following the breakdown of his marriage and death of his father.<p>Knockaert - …

Mental Health

Jack Grealish doubles his wages after signing bumper five-year contract with Aston Villa

The 23-year-old was a summer transfer target for Tottenham, who reportedly offered £25million to sign him, but Villa's new owners Nassef Sawiris and …

Nassef Sawiris

Selena Gomez announces hiatus from social media

The star said she is grateful for the chance to ‘step back’.<p>The US singer and actress reminded her 143 million followers and Instagram that “negative …

Social Media

'On the other side is one of the strongest American teams of all time' - Thomas Bjorn ready for Ryder Cup battle

Bjorn said they were not scared of the 42-year-old, who ended a five-year drought with victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday, nor any of his …

Ryder Cup

Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz dies aged 78

The former marine died of cancer, according to his family.<p>Mr Kurtz, who has been described as a “beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, …

Star Wars

Boost for Ireland and Burnley as Robbie Brady makes comeback from serious knee injury in U23 match

The Ireland star has been on the sidelines since suffering a serious knee injury last December, which has kept him out of action throughout …

UEFA Nations League

Sky shares fly high but fail to lift FTSE 100 Index

Trade tensions continued to weigh on European markets.<p>Shares in the company closed higher by 136.5p, or 8.6% to 1,721.5p in the first trading session …

Thomas Cook

Celine Dion to end Las Vegas concert residency next year

The singer has performed nearly 1,100 shows at Caesars Palace since 2003.<p>The singer announced on social media that she will leave Caesars Palace in …

Celine Dion

'It's one consolation for us having lost our beloved son' - mother of cyclist killed in crash welcomes recommended road changes

The jury at the inquest into the death of Daragh Ryan (30) recommended the provision of safety measures where he died attempting to enter the Phoenix …

JP McManus donates €100,000 to every county board in Ireland to help local GAA clubs

RTÉ is reporting that the Limerick multi-millionaire, who has been a main sponsor of the Treaty county for a number of years, will give €3.2m to …

Limerick

Kevin Hart: Diverse film casts show we are moving in right direction

The actor said such projects encourage others to persevere.<p>The US comedian said he hopes such projects inspire others to see they are heading in the …

Tiffany Haddish

Jodie Whittaker: It will be exciting when these moments aren’t so infrequent

The new Doctor Who star said she looks forward to the day when her casting would not be so celebrated.<p>The Broadchurch star is the first woman to play …

Doctor Who

Game of Thrones sets and studio tour to open as tourist attractions in Northern Ireland

Game of Thrones 'legacy experiences' will be "on a scale and scope bigger than anything the public has ever seen", HBO says<p>A dream is coming true for …

Northern Ireland

Game of Thrones sets and studio tour will open to public in Northern Ireland

Legacy experiences will be "on a scale and scope bigger than anything the public has ever seen", HBO says<p>A dream is coming true for Game of Thrones …

Northern Ireland

Game of Thrones sets and studio tour to open to public in Northern Ireland

Legacy experiences will be "on a scale and scope bigger than anything the public has ever seen", HBO says<p>A dream is coming true for Game of Thrones …

Northern Ireland

Watch this baby orangutan hiccuping in its sleep, because it’s absurdly cute

And watching it sleep is pretty special too.<p>If you’re not sure, today’s your lucky day – because little Lily from Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas has …

Orangutans

'I am asking people to place their confidence in me' - Michael D. Higgins submits his nomination papers for Presidential election

The papers were handed into the Customs House by Art O'Leary, the secretary general to the President this afternoon.<p>He was accompanied by barrister …

Dublin

Julianne Moore says she reorganised her team to include more women

The actress said women working in the entertainment industry should choose to hire women.<p>The star, 57, said comments made to her by men since the …

Sexual Harassment

Why 40pc of young calf deaths are caused by pneumonia and how to prevent them - top vet

Apart from the initial treatment costs of the condition, it takes an additional sixty days to finish cattle that were severely sick at some point, …

Pneumonia

Comment: Jurgen Klopp's treatment of Shaqiri highlighted one of Liverpool's most effective weapons in title chase

Your final contribution in the first-half is to crash a superb free-kick against the cross-bar which is then bundled into the net for that third …

Jürgen Klopp

Niamh Briggs the surprise omission as Ireland name squad for November internationals

Ireland veteran Briggs is one of the greatest players to pull on the green jersey but there is no room in the 31-player squad for the Limerick …

Leinster

Watch: Sky Sports presenter Geoff Shreeves apologises to Alexandre Lacazette after swearing confusion

The French said: "Big big thanks because today he took a lot of balls so for the first time we have a clean sheet. Thanks Petr."<p>Gaffe Shreeves. 👋🗑 …

Alexandre Lacazette

New €1m project announced to support ‘smarter’ farm practices

As part of Geological Survey Ireland’s Tellus Programme, Terra Soil is the first Smart Agriculture research output from Tellus Product …

Ireland

Revealed: Proposed new government deal which aims to end two-tier public sector salaries

The agreement will kick in from next March, when some staff will bypass two points on their scale in one go, while others will do it in two …

PayScale

Watch: Derry GAA investigating footage of a referee being hit by a fan after a senior championship game

Video footage shows an apparent spectator running into referee Damien Harkin as he tried to leave the field.<p>"The GAA's position in relation to …

SFC