Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said that "he has no option, by default" than to vote for John McNulty in the Seanad by-election, even though Mr McNulty has asked for his name to be withdrawn.
A Government TD has branded the €360,000 salary of FAI Chief Executive John Delaney as "an inordinate sum" that is "nearly twice what the Taoiseach is getting".
The Beckman Coulter factory in Galway is to close with the loss of 140 jobs.
A pharmaceutical company has said it will create 150 jobs in Waterford with the siting of a new facility in the city.
Developers will now have to provide up to 10% of their housing units for social housing, under new reforms announced by the Department of the Environment.
Gardaí in Wexford are seeking assistance tracing 32-year-old Sean O'Neill, who has been missing from his home at Barntown Lane in Wexford since Tuesday.
Nine water charges protesters have consented to the reactivation of a High Court injunction restraining them from unlawfully interfering with workers installing water meters in Dublin.
There has been a 41% increase in the number of adolescents presenting to St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin with sports-related head injuries.
The European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture has voted overwhelmingly in favour of Phil Hogan's nomination as Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, according to a source.
There have been 18 cases of poisoning related to wild mushrooms, involving seven adults and 11 children, so far this year.