Thirty people had to be rescued after the tall ship they were sailing hit rocks and ran aground off the coast of Ireland.
Iconic landmarks around the world have been lit up in green to celebrate St Patrick's Day on Sunday.
Irish authorities are pointing to Poland as the source of the contamination, whilst the FSA is asking companies to test their products.
Irish supermarket workers who went on strike for almost three years over the import of goods from apartheid South Africa are set to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral.
Trade unions are trying to organise transport for some of those who took part in the high-profile picket at Dunnes Stores in Dublin in the 1980s.
The action was triggered in 1984 when 21-year-old cashier Mary Manning was suspended for refusing to handle goods bought from South Africa.
One of the longest strikes in trade union history only ended when the Irish Government agreed to ban the import of South African fruit and vegetables until the apartheid regime was over.
Mr Mandela met the strike workers during a visit to Dublin in the early 1990s.
A woman is to stand trial in Ireland charged with assisting the suicide of a multiple sclerosis sufferer in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country.
Gail O'Rourke, of Tallaght in south Dublin is accused of helping a 51-year-old MS sufferer Bernadette Forde kill herself at her home in Dublin in 2011.
Appearing before Dublin District Court today, Ms O'Rourke was granted bail after being arrested this morning.
In Ireland, a conviction for assisted suicide can carry a sentence of up to 14 years.
The Irish Supreme Court ruled in May that there is no right to assisted suicide in the country.
The court turned down a plea from a terminally ill woman for her partner to be allowed to help her die.
Irish President Michael D Higgins will become the country's first head of state to make an official state visit to the UK.
Aras an Uachtarain - the President's official residence in Dublin - has confirmed they have accepted the official invitation from the Queen to visit the UK in April.
The three-day State visit follows the Queen's much-lauded trip to Ireland in May 2011, in what was considered a pivotal moment in relations between the two countries.
Ireland is to make a clean break from its three year international bailout programme next month without seeking precautionary funding, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed.
It took police more than 2,000 hours to identify a girl who turned up "dazed and confused" on a Dublin high street.
"This investigation has involved over 2,000 hours, engaging with all the relevant authorities and all the relevant specialists in this area," Superintendent Dave Taylor said.
The investigation team contacted Interpol, the missing persons bureau, the forensic science laboratory, the domestic violence and sexual assault unit and national immigration authorities.
Officers also trawled city centre CCTV footage, contacted social services and homeless shelters, bed and breakfasts, hostels as well as airports and ports throughout the country.
Detectives initially came up with 15 possible names for her through their inquiries but they were "fully checked" and led nowhere.
An unprecedented police investigation to identify a mystery girl who turned up dazed and confused on a city centre street has been declared a success after the girl was identified.
After the photographs of the girl was released worldwide, detectives in Ireland revealed they have now identified her and are liaising with police in Australia.
The young blonde-haired girl has been at the centre of several weeks of investigation and 115 separate lines of inquiry.
In a statement tonight, Irish police said that with the assistance of the public, they are now following a definite line of inquiry.
"(We) will be liaising closely with the Australian Police and the Health Service Executive (HSE) to finalise the matter," the force said.
Police in Dublin have taken the unprecedented step of releasing images of a mystery girl they are trying to identify.
The child, believed to be 14 or 15-years-old, was found by Garda on Dublin's O'Connell Street, the Irish capital's main shopping thoroughfare, in a dazed and confused state last month.
However despite several weeks of investigation - following 115 separate lines of inquiry - detectives remain baffled about the identity of the young blonde-haired teenager.
The girl is believed to be European and is described as being 5ft 6in and of slim build with long blonde hair.
She was wearing a purple hooded top, tight dark-coloured jeans, flat black shoes and a grey woollen jumper when she was found.
A dedicated telephone line and email address is being manned by officers for any information from the public which can help identify the girl.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the team in Dublin on +353 1 666 8100 or by email at email@example.com.
The Irish FA has said talks to appoint Martin O'Neill as their new manager and Roy Keane as his assistant are at "an advanced stage"
We can confirm that the management appointment process with Martin O'Neill & Roy Keane is at an advanced stage.Updates from @faireland today
A severed arm has been discovered in a field near the Dublin village of Clonee, sparking a major police investigation.
A walker made the grim discovery on Friday night and raised the alarm. Local gardaí responded and continued to search the field this morning for clues, a gardaí spokesman confirmed.
The full arm is believed to belong to a man and detectives are studying missing persons reports in an effort to confirm who the body part belongs to.
“We’ll obviously be looking for any more remains at the scene or to see if there’s any evidence," one gardaí source told The Irish Times. "Maybe that the arm was severed from a live person at the scene or part of a dead body hacked up."
Ireland's police watchdog will review the cases of two Roma families having children removed from their homes amid claims they could not prove their identity.
Two reports have been ordered on the controversial action by gardai and health officials after a seven-year-old girl was taken from her home for 48 hours and a two year-old boy from his home overnight.
Both children were subsequently proven to be members of the families with the girl returned home after DNA tests.
The police watchdog, the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission, said it has not received any complaints but has demanded copies of a report by the Commissioner Martin Callinan.
"We have requested this in order to inform ourselves fully of the circumstances of events so that we can take an appropriate position," a spokesman for the Ombudsman said.