Gardai in Dublin are working to establish the cause of an explosion that injured two men in the back garden of a house.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre backed his side to be a much improved outfit when they face Ireland in a potential Six Nations title decider in Paris.
DUBLIN (AP) — Brian O'Driscoll put on a show to remember in his last home test by spearheading Ireland to a 46-7 win over Italy at Lansdowne Road on Saturday and setting up their Six Nations closer in Paris next week as the title decider.
Z-Cars actor Jimmy Ellis has died. The Belfast born actor was best known for his roles in Z Cars and was seen with a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays. He began his acting career in 1952 at Belfast's Group Theatre before moving to England in the early 1960s. He won his first big break when he was cast as Bert Lynch in the long running police drama set on Merseyside.
Z-Cars actor Jimmy Ellis has died. The Belfast-born actor was best known for his roles in Z Cars and was seen with a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays. He began his acting career in 1952 at Belfast's Group Theatre before moving to England in the early 1960s. He won his first big break when he was cast as Bert Lynch in the long running police drama set on Merseyside.
Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.
Ireland turned on the style to give a teary-eyed Brian O'Driscoll the perfect farewell present in his last Test on home soil with a thumping 46?7 victory over Italy at Lansdowne Road in their Six Nations clash on Saturday.
Drugs worth an estimated 2.5 million euro have been seized by gardai in Dublin.
Over one-in-two entrepreneurs surveyed believe the lack of finance options for start-ups was stifling the growth of new businesses.
Italy v Ireland is live on BBC One and BBC One HD from 2:30pm (GMT) on Saturday 8 March. Live commentary is on BBC Radio 5 Live. A defeat to England ended Ireland's hopes of clinching Grand Slam and Triple Crown triumphs at Twickenham two weeks ago but the Boys In Green head into the penultimate weekend of the 2014 Six Nations best placed to secure the championship with a superior points difference compared to England, Wales and France While France will be expected to shrug off the challenge of Scotland, Italy are still without a win in this series.
Owen Farrell insists the fact he will be up against several former British and Irish Lions team-mates will not distract him from the task at hand when England face Wales in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland authorities say letter bombs have been found at two postal sorting offices, weeks after similar packages were sent to army facilities in England.
A plane carrying Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from Dublin to Madrid returned to the Irish capital on Friday shortly after takeoff because a warning light came on, officials said.
Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Finance Minister is dealing with the issue of “statelessness”.
Way harsh, Ireland.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has branded Ireland a tremendous success after emerging from the bailout and claimed she was positive about talks on a European banking union.
Five outstanding applications from on-the-run IRA suspects seeking letters assuring them they are not wanted by police will not be processed by the Government, the Northern Ireland Secretary has said.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair will appeal against a British competition watchdog ruling that it must sell most of its stake in Irish rival Aer Lingus , it said on Friday. "Ryanair ... has instructed its lawyers to appeal this ruling to the UK Court of Appeal," it said in a statement. (Reporting by Sam Cage; Editing by Pravin Char)
Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.
Britain's competition watchdog has dismissed a Ryanair appeal against a previous ruling that it has to sell most of its stake in Irish rival Aer Lingus , it said on Friday. The Competition Commission upheld the previous decision that Ryanair's 30 percent stake in Aer Lingus could substantially reduce competition on some routes. "Ryanair's appeal dismissed," a commission spokesman said in a statement. The British watchdog has jurisdiction over the Irish airlines due to 11 routes between Ireland and Britain where Ryanair flights compete with those of Aer Lingus or partner Aer Arann.