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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.