Brendan Howlin tells Irish Times Political Correspondent Fiach Kelly that the Government took 'the right path' and 'weren't focusing on saving seats'.
Michael Noonan tells Irish Times Political Correspondent Fiach Kelly about his fifth and future budgets.
Fiach Kelly and Mary Minihan tell us how the coalition used their budget to deliver a message to voters. Video: Kathleen Harris
What does Budget 2016 mean for you: Cliff Taylor and Arthur Beesley of The Irish Times discuss the economic and political implications of Michael Noonan's fifth budget. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The main points from the Budget 2016 speech made by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan.
The main points from the Budget 2016 speech made by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan
Chris Henry and Rhys Ruddock pay tribute to Paul O'Connell and Peter O'Mahony while emphasising that the group must remain focused for Argentina on Sunday
The Dutch Safety Board release a reconstruction of their investigation into the causes of the crash of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 in eastern Ukraine. Video: Dutch Safety Board
For #IDDR2015, Concern Worldwide teams up with the Commissioner for Irish Lights to raise awareness of the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction in their respective areas of operation. Video: Concern. Music: Chris Zabriskie
Three people are killed and several wounded in a string of attacks on a 'Day of Rage' declared by Palestinian groups. Video: Reuters
There were “significant” delays to Dart services in Dublin after a truck hit level crossing barriers at Serpentine Avenue, Ballsbridge between Lansdowne Road and Sydney Parade stations. Video: Bryan O’Brien
A video shows the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft moving to Baikonur Cosmodrome and launching to the International Space Station for a ten-day mission. Video: Reuters
Speaking after a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urges Russia to halt its aerial bombing campaign in Syria. Video: Reuters
The Red Road towers, a fixture of the Glasgow skyline for years, are not quite brought down by demolition crews' explosives, with two left partially upright. Video: Reuters
Carl O’Brien reports from Omeath Co. Louth on the killing of Garda Tony Golden by Adrian Crevan Mackin. Mackin’s partner remains in a critical condition at Beaumont Hospital. Video: Bryan O'Brien
President Michael D Higgins says country is ‘deeply moved’ by tragedy in which 10 people died in Carrickmines. The President also offered his sympathy to the family of Garda Golden. Video: Ronan McGreevy
NASA astronauts test a new HD camera, capable of recording four times the resolution of normal HD cameras, by dissolving an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water. Video: NASA
Philippe Saint-André admits that France lost to a better Ireland team while also joking his side lost deliberately to set up a quarter final against New Zealand. Video: Reuters
A heavy Garda presence remains at the Omeath estate where two men were shot dead on Sunday night, including garda Tony Golden. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Irish team manager Mick Kearney provides an injury report following Ireland's win over France, with Peter O'Mahony returning home injured and with Paul O'Connell's tournament also in doubt.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a massive torchlight parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers Party, as he says the country is ready to fight any war waged by the United States. Video: Reuters
Ireland's coach, Joe Schmidt, looks ahead to the Argentina quarter-final and gives an injury update on Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton. Video: Reuters
Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey dissect Ireland’s 25-9 victory over France in the final group game of Pool D. The result came at a cost with the injuries to key players such as Sexton, O‘Connell and Peter O’Mahoney .
Frank McNally reports from Cardiff as the atmosphere builds ahead of a huge day of irish sport. There is huge turnout of both Irish and French supporters with both groups remaining confident of victory.
As they got their final training session in before Sundays match with Ireland,French captain Thierry Dusautoir was in a relaxed mood and said that the players were focused on the task in hand.
Irish captain Paul O'Connell and scrum coach Greg Feek pay tribute to Jared Payne as he leaves the squad through injury. The team took part in a quick training session in the Millennium Stadium ahead of the French match on Sunday.
From Universal Social Charge and child benefit to excise duty on alcohol and cigarettes, Consumer Affairs Correspondent Conor Pope tells us what we can expect to see in Budget 2016.
Speaking after the team announcement at Celtic Manor outside Cardiff, Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey look at Ireland's team to face France, and predict the outcome.
Less construction, greater internal migration and a pickup in the economy are some of the factors leading to a housing crisis characterised by a severe shortage of accommodation combined with rising rentals and house prices. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The housing crisis is particularly visible on Dublin's streets and upwards of sixty people are sleeping rough on an average night.
We see how the new Toyota Auris performs on the road, and ask the question, have Toyota made enough changes to justify an upgrade? Video: Neil Briscoe
An electrical bicycle rider had a narrow escape in China's Nantong City, on Wednesday. Footage showed the truck running a red light at a high speed toward the bicycle that was crossing the road. Steering to avoid the bike the truck rolled over.
Irish Manager Martin O'Neill responds to claims made by German manager Joachim Low, that Ireland were ultra defensive and got lucky with a long ball.
Ken Early and Emmet Malone report from the Aviva Stadium as Ireland record a historic 1-0 victory over world champions Germany. The resultmoves Ireland closer to qualification for Euro 2016.
Ireland is known for its start up culture and entrepreneurship. But when going up against the giants of their industry are the small guys getting all the help they need? Video: Enda O'Dowd
Matt Williams and Simon Hick look ahead to a big weekend in the RWC and in particular Ireland's clash with France, the mindgames on Sexton and the battle of the backrow.
In an upcoming episode of Eamonn Mallie meets... Martin McGuinness talks about his personal and political life. Video: Irish TV
This week, Donald reviews Sarah Gavron's historical drama Suffragette and Tara reviews Denis Villeneuve's drug-wars thriller Sicario.
Tánaiste Joan Burton said she was 'not a quitter' and insisted the government would continue to its full term.
‘Anti Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit’ is now an official entity on the Register of Political Parties. All candidates of both groups will have this as their party designation on ballot papers in the General Election. Video: Bryan O'Brien