The government insists that the Commission of Inquiry into the Garda recording controversy will be able to inquire into potential garda collusion with the IRA in Dundalk station.
Around 8,000 children from other countries had their child benefit payments cut off last year â€“ mostly because they were no longer living in the country
Traveller feuding has emerged as a key reason behind the fact that more than 350 Traveller accommodation sites are lying idle around the country.
It has been described as the most expensive and the most scenic Traveller accommodation in the country.
Teachers, gardai and nurses will be legally obliged to report any suspicions that a child is being abused to the new child protection agency.
Personal insolvency experts who spent thousands of euro to become authorised to negotiate debt deals are warning that they may hand back their licences, due to a lack of cases.
Fine Gael is set to claim back up to Euro 1 million of the cost of refurbishing its headquarters from the taxpayer.
Gardai are facing cuts in allowances and overtime due to a Euro 29 million savings target in the Haddington road review.
No smoke alarms in some houses and apartments
County managers have warned that businesses are likely to face higher water bills following the establishment of Irish Water.