Kilian Doyle, assistant news editor on his office eating habits

Former minister for agriculture Joe Walsh. File photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Cork politician was minister for agriculture during foot and mouth crisis in 2001

Gun, bullet, iron bar and baseball bat recovered after gang flees

Rev Ian Paisley pictured in  2006  at the St Andrew’s  peace talks. Photograph: James Fraser/EPA

Former DUP leader a ‘major figure’ in Ireland’s history, says Taoiseach

Bags of flour lie strewn across the M50 in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Garda Traffic

Gardaí deal with unseasonal snowstorm on Dublin motorway

Suspect accused of robbing driver at knifepoint before stealing and crashing his car

Man (35) appears in court over incident in Gorey

John Gilligan pictured  leaving the Four Courts last December after a High Court action.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Convicted drug dealer shot six times during family gathering at house in Clondalkin

A man struggles with an umbrella during stormy weather this week in Ballymena, Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Investigation into death of Cork man who died trying to fix telephone cable

Kieran Fitzgerald, Carmel Foley and Simon O’Brien of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission  arrive for a meeting with the Public Service Oversight Committee at Leinster House  earlier this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Commission confirms receipt of letter from Shatter seeking clarification of issues

A man battles the wind in Dublin during Storm Darwin on Wednesday.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Major line fault last night left 8,000 homes without electricity in Kerry

Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Fitzpatrick: to seek nomination to run in European elections in May.

Party activists see councillor as most likely to win selection convention

Pedestrian (70) suffered fatal head injuries in incident at Carndonagh

The PSNI is investigating an attack on three men in Co Derry. Photograph: PA

Attackers armed with baseball bats and sledgehammers break into Tobermore home

Dr Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan leave the Stormont hotel in Belfast, where all party talks failed to secure a deal. Photogaph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Blueprint was drawn up by former US diplomat Richard Haass

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on DART services this morning after a truck hit a bridge at Clontarf.

Company gives gardaí details of trucker who failed to stop after crash , causing Dart delays

 Residents walk past a statue of Jesus Christ in the rubble of a neighbourhood  in Tacloban that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.  Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Goal says failure of rich nations to meet UN funding call is ‘disgrace’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: declined to take part in RTE debate on Seanad abolition. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Kenny claims Fianna Fail leader ‘looking for notice’ by demanding debate

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to last night’s incident to contact them at Pearse Street Garda station

Fight broke out between a number of men on Aungier Street

Kennedy’s Centra Foodmarket in  Lahinch, Co Clare, which sold last night’s winning ticket. Image: Google Maps

Winning Lotto ticket sold in Lahinch, Co Clare

Anti-Morsi protesters and riot police officers gather outside al-Fateh mosque at Ramses Square in Cairo this morning. Muslim Brotherhood supporters of the ousted   Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, including four Irish citizens, are sheltering in the mosque.  Photograph: Louafi Larbi/Reuters

Four Halawa siblings understood to be safe after Egyptian security forces storm building

Austin and Oliver Stack (left to right), sons of Brian Stack, a  prison officer murdered by the IRA, speak to the media outside Leinster House today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two of Brian Stack’s sons were driven to a bungalow at an undisclosed location in a blacked out van where they were handed IRA sta(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King:  said teachers have already taken significant pay cuts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

TUI and INTO have already agreed to re-enter negotiations on Croke Park II

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace: ’unaware’ of incident referred to by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice revealed Wexford TD escaped penalty points at discretion of garda

Garda handout photo of a cannabis factory that was uncovered in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Further €1.5m worth of drugs found in separate operation in Kells

Gardai appeal for witnesses to armed raid at Donaghmede Shopping Centre

The Sydney skyline during Earth Hour in 2008.  Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

Number of prominent public buildings across Ireland are plunged into darkness

It's a slow news day, so we're reduced to this: US rapper Kanye West  announced at a concert last night that he and his girlfriend(...)

The Government has announced the sudden death of Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Shane McEntee.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the passing of the children's referendum by 57.4 per cent to 42.6 per cent.

SURELY NOT? Minister for Justice Alan Shatter yesterday said pilots could be misled into trying to make an emergency landing …

Surely not? Minister for Justice Alan Shatter claimed today that pilots could be misled into trying to make an emergency landing…

Irish Thalidomide victims have rejected an apology from the German company which invented the controversial drug which caused…

Independent TD Mick Wallace yesterday reasserted his intention not to resign from the Dáil, saying he is to seek permission to…

Minister for Health James Reilly said today he will bring the report of the review group on the national children’s hospital …

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European Union president Herman Van Rompuy said today Ireland's backing of the EU's fiscal treaty in a referendum is an "important(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this afternoon that Ireland's comprehensive Yes vote on the EU fiscal treaty has sent a powerful signal…

The Guinness Book of World records has recognised a wave surfed by a Hawaiian off the coast of Portugal last year as the largest…

A Catholic priest from Co Tyrone who "inadvertently" displayed gay pornographic images to a group of parents and a child has …

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he is to establish a Restructuring Board in the coming weeks to implement the recomme(...)

Irish surfer Ollie O’Flaherty is in the running for one of big wave surfing’s most prestigious prizes for his ride on a monster…

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has described the decision by Steve Collins to leave Limerick with his family due to threats…

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected calls for Ireland to follow Spain's lead on demanding concessions from Europe, insisting the…

GARDAÍ ARE trying to establish if the shooting dead of two men and the wounding of two others in a quiet housing estate is linked…

Gardaí believe one of two men who died in a gangland attack in Co Kildare last night ran for his life after being wounded but…

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan this afternoon announced plans to try to sell off the State’s unused 7,500 electronic…

President Michael D Higgins has announced his seven nominees to the Council of State.

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