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Coalition talks to open possibility of Catalan vote

Latest Business News from RTE - 2 hours 59 min ago
A jailed Catalan separatist leader standing in Spain's national election this month has said he expected Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to consider a possible referendum on the region's independence to help secure a second term in office.

Taoiseach marks anniversary of State becoming republic

Latest Business News from RTE - 3 hours 27 min ago
On the 70th anniversary of the State becoming a republic, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Seanad that Ireland's ability to advance its national interests and exert its influence has never been more important.

Fairyhouse prepares for 'race of the people'

Latest Business News from RTE - 3 hours 29 min ago
The Irish Grand National first began in 1870 and since then has created many great sporting moments.

Teacher union calls for national special needs training

Latest Business News from RTE - 5 hours 19 min ago
The country's largest second level teachers' union has called for a national training programme for all teachers to support the full inclusion of students with special educational needs in schools here.

50,000 construction jobs created since 2013, says CIF

Latest Business News from RTE - 6 hours 12 min ago
Nearly 40% of construction companies here have hired Irish workers returning from abroad, according to an industry survey.

No 'double counts' after European elections - Murphy

Latest Business News from RTE - 6 hours 21 min ago
Minister Eoghan Murphy has moved to clear up the confusion around the possibility of two election counts taking place in the Dublin and Ireland South constituencies in next month's local elections.

Karate kid Kate fights off Meath abduction attempt

Latest Business News from RTE - 6 hours 40 min ago
A brave teenager has told how she used her karate skills to fend off an attempted abduction in Co Meath earlier this week.

PNA ambulance personnel to consider strike escalation

Latest Business News from RTE - 7 hours 11 min ago
The Psychiatric Nurses Association is meeting to decide whether to escalate its campaign of strike action over union representation rights for its members in the National Ambulance Service.

Man caught carrying petrol into New York cathedral

Latest Business News from RTE - 7 hours 27 min ago
Police in New York have arrested a man after he entered St Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of petrol, lighter fluid and butane lighters, just days after a fire badly damaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Family hubs not intended as housing solution - Murphy

Latest Business News from RTE - 7 hours 32 min ago
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has faced a barrage of criticism from opposition TDs in the Dáil following the publication of a report into homeless children living in family hubs.

Tuam survivor group calls for inquests

Latest Business News from RTE - 7 hours 35 min ago
The Tuam Home Survivors Network has said inquests must be held into the deaths of all those who died in the Bon Secours run institution.

Brexit will not diminish rights in GFA - Varadkar

Latest Business News from RTE - 7 hours 52 min ago
The Taoiseach has told the Seanad that Ireland's ability to advance its national interests and exert it's influence, both within and beyond the EU, has never been more important.

UHL doctors highlight challenges in open letter

Latest Business News from RTE - 7 hours 52 min ago
Doctors based at University Hospital Limerick have written an open letter outlining the serious challenges faced by the hospital in providing enough in-patient beds for acutely ill patients.

PwC accused of 'gross conflict of interest' over review

Latest Business News from RTE - 9 hours 6 min ago
Consultancy firm PwC has been accused of a "gross conflict of interest" for advising the HSE about the National Children's Hospital, two months before it was paid almost €500,000 to carry out another review of cost overruns at the project.

Ireland & Ulster captain Best to retire after World Cup

Latest Business News from RTE - 9 hours 45 min ago
"This feels like the right time for me to go out on my terms," said Ulster and Ireland captain Rory Best, who has confirmed that he will retire after the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Man killed in Co Tipperary collision

Latest Business News from RTE - 9 hours 45 min ago
A man in his 50s has died in a collision between a car and a truck near Clonmel in Co Tipperary.

SDLP leader Eastwood confirms run in Euro election

Latest Business News from RTE - 10 hours 23 min ago
Northern Ireland's Social and Democratic Labour Party Colum Eastwood has confirmed he will run in the European election.

UK diver who helped save Thai boys in own rescue drama

Latest Business News from RTE - 10 hours 42 min ago
One of the British divers who helped save the Thai cave schoolboys became the focus of a similar rescue mission - but only wanted pizza when he was retrieved after 28 hours trapped underground.

Release of Mueller report a watershed moment for Trump

Latest Business News from RTE - 11 hours 31 min ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report on Russia's role in the 2016 US election will be released later today, providing the first public look at the findings of an inquiry that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump's presidency.

No change for Junior Cycle History - draft report

Latest Business News from RTE - 12 hours 42 min ago
A draft report, obtained by RTÉ News, on the place of history in the secondary school Junior Cycle has not advised any change to its optional status.

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