A number of rural bodies, including the IFA and Irish Rural Link, fear as many as one in four bank branches will close leaving many rural towns and villages without any local branch. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

AIB has closed 67 branches citing increased availability of online banking

Members of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport said they are prepared to recommend a change in the law to set up an industry-funded compensation scheme for beleaguered motorists who in future are faced with the full costs of replacing  engines damaged by adulterated fuels. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Insurance Ireland acknowledges even comprehensive policies may not cover bad fuel

 Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen who challenged claims about how much would be raised by a tax on new developments. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Oireachtas committee hears arguments for social element in new schemes or a tax instead

The EPA has highlighted 121 vulnerable drinking water supplies across the State, including an unstable tunnel which supplies 80 million litres a day to south Dublin and north Wicklow.  Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

‘Specific and serious problems’ occurring in State’s drinking water supplies, says EPA

Winter walkers on the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Council reaffirms plans for artificial beach and swimming facility at East Pier

Guided tours of Dublin Airport from about  1968

Photographic exhibitions commemorate early days of flights from Dublin

Snow at the Dark Hedges tree tunnel, which was featured in the TV series Game of Thrones, near Ballymoney in Co Antrim. Photograph: AFP/Paul Faith/Getty Images

Met Éireann forecasts low temperatures and possibility of snow

A Greek orthodox priest in front of a pre-election kiosk of the radical left Syriza party in Athens. Greeks will vote on their next government on January 25th. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Party is prepared to negotiate with EU on debt issue, says Dimitris Papadimoulis

Latvia’s prime minister Laimdota Straujuma addresses the European Parliament on January 14th, 2015. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

Latvian prime minister includes a strong stance on Russia in EU presidency priorities

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