Sorcha Pollak talks to student welfare officers to find out what advice they have for students searching for accommodation amid a housing shortage and soaring rents.
Permanent TSB is benefiting from declining impairment charges, as charges on the bank’s Irish residential mortgages book fell from €338m in 2013 to €114m in the first six months of 2014.
Kitty Holland interviewed a young woman who was refused an abortion and later had her pregnancy delivered by Caesarean section under the terms of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act. She discusses the implications and the questions it raises.
The dynamic and changing silhouettes formed by flocks of starlings is a natural wonder enjoyed by ornithologists, but little understood. Now a team of researchers at the UK's University of Warwick have come up with an explanation. Video: Reuters
Two cosmonauts from the International Space Station embark on a spacewalk to launch a nanosatellite among other tasks. Video: Reuters
The Islamic State militant group sends a message to the United States via social media saying "we will drown all of you in blood." Video: Reuters
Police have used tear gas to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, in another tense night after the police shooting of a teenager. Video: Reuters
Climbers have taken on the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in the Alps for a unique 360 photography project. Their camera acts like Google Street View, capturing a range of angles that creates an interactive view. Video: Reuters
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, acknowledges his health has suffered after spending two years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, saying he will leave "soon" but refuses to clarify exactly when that will be. Video: Reuters
Ice Bucket Challenges are raising big bucks for charity and gaining momentum through social media. Video: Reuters
Israeli police block more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at the wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man. Video: Reuters
Jamaican sprinter and world record holder Usain Bolt comes short of his goal of finishing the 100-metre "Mano a Mano" race in Rio de Janeiro under 10 seconds, but still easily wins the beach side sprint. Video: Reuters
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered the Justice Department to conduct an independent autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot and killed by a white police officer in Missouri. Video: Reuters
The shutters have come down on the Best Shops in Ireland nominations and now it’s time to get down to the business of counting votes and visiting shops. our judges give us a few clues about what they're looking for. Video: Daniel O' Connor
Horse in their PJ's, A1's by the dozen, and the dog days of summer. The week in pics by our award-winning Irish Times photographers. Video: Niamh Guckian
Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez begins training with Barcelona after a ban on soccer-related activities, such as training, is lifted. Video: Reuters
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denies friction with President Barack Obama, says they "agree" on foreign policy. Video: Reuters
Conor Pope meets some of the people who keep Dublin Port ticking over. Video: Darragh Bambrick
A whole village on Devon's South Coast has recently sold £14 million, less than the price of some London houses, highlighting the disparity between property prices across the country. Video: Reuters
A polar bear believed to be the last in Africa, Wang, dies at Johannesburg Zoo, the organisation says. Video: Reuters
The leader of Ukraine's populist Radical Party is nearly knocked out in a punch-up in the Kiev parliament's lobby. Video: Reuters
Surveillance cameras capture a wave of floodwaters barrelling into Good Samaritan Hospital cafeteria in Nebraska, sending staff members running for higher ground. Video: Reuters
US Coast Guard crew members saved an 800-pound leatherback turtle entangled in fishing gear off the South Jersey coast. Video: Reuters
Centre Emily Scarratt inspired England to a decisive 40-7 win over Ireland in the World Cup Semi-Final, and a place in the women's rugby World Cup final for the sixth time. Video: Reuters
Flying unmanned drones in public places is becoming more and more popular with amateur entusiasts. Video: biosed
Dominique McMullan talks to Leaving Cert students outside The Academy nightclub in Dublin about their results and how they plan to celebrate.
Power-craving politicians, elusive psychopaths and paranoid gangsters will be at the centre of RTÉ One’s drama offering in its 2014-2015 season.
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor talks about his roles in the new season of RTÉ One's Love/Hate and new drama Charlie. Video: Ronan McGreevy
Cork developer Michael O’Flynn has succeeded in removing an interim examiner appointed to a number of companies tied to his construction group.
Erin McGuire talks to students at St John’s College in Ballyfermot in Dublin about their Leaving Cert results.
The "Georges Lemaitre" European Space Agency cargo spacecraft docks at the International Space Station carrying over seven tons of fuel and supplies for the station crew. Video: Reuters
Today is International Left-handed Day.
Video shot on Mount Sinjar shows Yazidi refugees facing harsh living conditions as they seek shelter from Sunni militants who threaten to wipe them out. Video: Reuters
Lauren Bacall has died aged 89. She made her debut in 'To Have And To Have Not' in 1944, playing opposite Humphrey Bogart, who became her lover on the set and later her husband. Video: Reuters
After coming off a first-round TKO of Diego Brandao, UFC's Conor McGregor is back in the gym ahead of his big night in the Octagon on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport was the first engagement for the 32 contestants who will compete in the international final of the Rose of Tralee, and their host Dáithí Ó Sé. They begin a nationwide tour this afternoon. Video: Ronan McGreevy
A southern Chinese zoo says a giant panda has given birth to the world's only known surviving set of panda triplets. Video: Reuters
Wildlife investigators may have solved a classic Florida whodunnit with the capture of a 12-foot python in a neighborhood where cats have been disappearing. Video: Reuters
A terrifying moment for any parent was caught on CCTV, as a gust of wind blew a baby in a buggy off a London Underground platform and onto the train tracks. Video: Reuters
Heidar has recently gained refugee status and has left the direct provision system. He speaks about the difficulties he has faced since moving into the wider community with his wife and children. irishtimes.com/livesinlimbo Video: Bryan O'Brien