Hollywood star Liam Neeson is lending his support to a major rally that is being organised by trade unions to highlight the impact that hundreds of planned job losses will have on his hometown of Ballymena, Co Antrim. Video: Unite the Union Ireland
Gardaí clash with protesters after scuffles break out at an anti-Pegida demonstration in Dublin city centre. Video: Dan Griffin, The Irish Times
Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey look ahead to Ireland's opening Six Nations fixture against Wales.
President Michael D Higgins dissolves the 31st Dáil and a three-week general election campaign begins. Here are a few of the highlights from the first week.
Harry McGee on the campaign trail in Green Hills, Dublin, with Fianna Fáil General Election Candidate, John Lahart. Video: Alan Betson
One man is dead and two others are in hospital after a gang of armed men opened fire at a boxing match weigh-in at a Dublin hotel this afternoon. Video: Storyful News
Head coach Joe Schmidt and vice-captain Jamie Heaslip give their thoughts after the Ireland team to face Wales in the Six Nations opener was named.
1916 leader Sean MacDiarmada was born into a family of ten in rural Co. Leitrim. The National Library of Ireland archives paint a picture of him as a single minded revolutionary as well as a sociable and likeable man. Video: Bryan O'Brien
20,000 digitised documents relating to the 1916 leaders are available at the NLI. This video looks at Thomas MacDonagh with one of the most touching aspects of his archive relating to the relationship with his family. Video: Bryan O'Brien
A volcano in Japan about 50km from a nuclear plant erupts, shooting ash nearly 2km into the night sky along with fountains of lava. Video: NHK / Japan Meteorological Agency
Celebrity, comedy, cars and cute animals continue to dominate Super Bowl advertising in 2016. Advertisers are spending nearly $5 million (€4.5 million) and up for 30-seconds slots. Video: Reuters
Dad's Army International Trailer (2016). Starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Playboy has shown a preview of the first "non-nude" edition of the 62-year-old magazine founded by Hugh Hefner. It features centerfold Dree Hemingway, the great-granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway.
Workers at a San Diego restaurant got a shock when they found a hungry and disgruntled sea lion pup sitting at a booth in their restaurant. The pup, who was very underweight, had been sitting at the booth all night. Video: SeaWorld
Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed in their most contentious presidential debate yet as the former secretary of state dismissed his attacks on her Wall Street ties as a “very artful smear.” Video: Reuters
Sinn Féin TD and party vice president Mary Lou McDonald on the hustings on O'Connell and Moore Streets in the heart of her constituency, Dublin Central. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The phrase ’fiscal space’ is being used a lot these days by politicians, economists and media commentators. We asked some members of the public if they knew what it meant. Video: Bryan O'Brien
This week, Donald reviews Dalton Trumbo biopic 'Trumbo' and Tara reviews Icelandic dark comedy 'Rams'. Plus, Donald talks about the shifting Oscar odds for best picture.
The only known wild jaguar in the United States, known as 'El Jefe', has been captured on video by a remote sensor camera in the Arizona mountains, giving conservationists rare insight into the cat's movements. Video: Reuters
Harry McGee reports from the Green Party headquarters in Dublin as they launch their general election campaign. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Ireland are chasing an unprecedent hat-trick of Six Nations titles, but as Joe Schmidt's team enter this campaign without Paul O'Connell, can other senior players fill the void left by his absence? John O'Sullivan reports. Video: David Dunne
Somali officials are investigating the cause of a mid-air explosion on a passenger plane, in which one passenger was reportedly sucked from the aircraft - and fell to their death. Video: CCTV
Irish actress appears in Vanity Fair's 'Secret Talent Theatre' to teach America how to make the perfect cup of tea. Video: Vanity Fair
Stephen Collins, Political Editor of The Irish Times examines the main results of the new Irish Times Ipsos MRBI poll which shows Fine Gael have dropped two points since last November, while Fianna Fáil have gained two points. Video: Bryan O’Brien
Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescued six fishermen in challenging conditions this morning (Weds 3) after a 25m trawler was disabled off the coast of Dublin. Weather conditions saw a Force 9 strong gale blowing and 3 to 4 metre waves. Video: RNLI
With Vern Cotter beginning his second season as head coach and having nearly made a semi final in the 2015 World Cup, could this be the year when Scotland turn around their recent Six Nations fortunes? John O'Sullivan reports. Video: David Dunne
Westport House in County Mayo, home to the Browne family since the 1700s and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations is on the market for €10 million. Video: Enda O’Dowd
CCTV caught the moment a police officer in Orem, Utah, babysat a two-year old when she was not allowed in the courtroom with her father. She eventually fell asleep in his lap. Video: Orem Police Department
The World Health Organization on everything you need to know about the Zika Virus. Video: WHO
Mr Kenny announced his intention to seek the dissolution of the Dáil in a brief Oireachtas address, followed by a date announcement on Twitter and a visit to Áras An Uachtaráin.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has visited at Áras an Uachtaráin to advise President Michael D. Higgins to dissolve the 31st Dáil. Video: Bryan O’Brien
At the Democratic caucus in Johnston, one of the wealthiest suburbs of Iowa’s capital Des Moines, supporters of the different candidates divide up into designated areas of a large room. Video: Simon Carswell
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny releases a video asking for public support as he confirms a general election.
Having been around since the late 1990s, the Honda HR-V is a mainstay on Irish roads, but how does the latest version match up to its predecessors? Video: Neil Briscoe
President Michael D Higgins has questioned the emphasis being placed on tax cuts by political parties during an interview with Patsy McGarry on the eve of the general election campaign. Video: Bryan O'Brien
An Indian woman came to Galway in August 2014 to study before falling in love with a compatriot she met online and happily settling down in Dublin.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says support for EU deal will pave way for an early referendum on the UK's European Union membership, which must be held by the end of 2017.
The winds brought by Storm Henry were so strong they forced a waterfall on The Isle of Mull, Scotland to double back on itself and incredibly flow up. Video: isleofmullcottages.com
Dutch police are training eagles to remove drones that pose a public safety threat. Video; Reuters