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.
The first day of the 2013 campaign sees England comfortably claim the Calcutta Cup over Scotland and Ireland defeat defending champs Wales.
Northern Ireland's Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has accused Ireland of "stealing" tax revenue from the UK.
The Democratic Unionist said he was concerned that companies were using the Republic of Ireland to pay tax which he alleged should be paid in the UK.
– Northern Ireland's Finance Minister Sammy Wilson talking to the BBC
My view is that the British Government does have some leverage on the Irish government there, because they have a £7.5 billion loan, that is a lot of leverage.
They should be saying to the government in the Republic, you cannot steal tax revenue from us in this way and that is in fact what has been happening.
Irish junior finance minister Brian Hayes rejected claims Ireland was a tax haven.
– Ireland's junior finance minister Brian Hayes
It is wrong and it is put out there by countries I suspect who are looking to the success we are making of this country in terms of inward investment.
The fact of the matter is this, it is not Irish tax law that is at stake here, it is other jurisdictions with their tax law.
Michelle Obama, the wife of US President Barack, and their daughters will tour Dublin during the G8 summit.
The First Lady's private trip to Ireland with daughters Malia and Sasha will take place next Monday and Tuesday and will include a visit to Trinity College plus a special performance of Riverdance.
Mrs Obama will be shown archives in the Old Library of the university documenting her husband's Irish ancestry and also view the Book of Kells.
The couple visited the president's ancestral homeland in Co Offaly in May 2011.
The death of Savita Halappanavar as a result of a miscarriage in an Irish hospital last yearhas thrust the controversial issue of abortion in Ireland into the spotlight.
The Indian dentist died from multiple organ failure from septic shock and E.coli after being refused a termination.
The Government committed itself to legislate and overnight published a proposed law to allow abortion if there is a real and substantial risk to a woman's life, including the threat of suicide, by July.
Elsewhere, an investigation by the health watchdog, Hiqa, is examining the safety, quality and standards of services provided by the HSE to patients, including pregnant women, at risk of clinical deterioration and as reflected in the care and treatment provided to Mrs Halappanavar.
A report into the death of an Indian dentist after she suffered a miscarriage in an Irish hospital will be published today.
Savita Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to University Hospital Galway on October 21 with an inevitable miscarriage.
She died from multiple organ failure from septic shock and E.coli a week later
The 31-year-old's widower Praveen said his wife's treatment was "horrendous, barbaric and inhuman" and that she was left to die.
Two months after an inquest jury ruled unanimously that Mrs Halappanavar's death was by medical misadventure, Ireland's Health Service Executive will outline the results of its own clinical review.
An Irish international footballer is being investigated over an alleged assault at a nightclub in Dublin.
An injured man was taken to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning with a broken nose and teeth after an incident at the Buck Whaley's nightspot, police said.
The footballer, who has not been named, plays for a club in the UK and has also played at international level for the Republic of Ireland.
A Gardai source said: "It is alleged that it was an unprovoked attack. We are treating this very seriously."
Thousands of revellers turned out in Londonderry in Ireland for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekender - the largest free music festival in Europe.
The line-up includes Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Bruno Mars, The Vaccines and Ellie Goulding.
The Irish government have denied the country operated as a "tax haven" for global technology giant Apple. Ireland's deputy prime minister Eamon Gilmore told national broadcaster RTE:
"They are issues that arise from the taxation systems in other jurisdictions, and that is an issue that has to be addressed first of all in those jurisdictions."
His comments come after the US Congress released a 40-page document cataloguing possible reasons the group paid just 1.9% tax on its $37 billion overseas profits in 2012.
The report said: "Ireland has essentially functioned as a tax haven for Apple."
The Customs Service has uncovered an illegal oil laundering plant capable of processing more than 2.5 million litres of fuel per year in Dublin.
It was found on an industrial site in the Ballycoolin area of Blanchardstown last night.
A spokeswoman for the service said the plant used a "relatively unsophisticated method of fuel laundering which involves filtering the fuel through cat litter."
Equipment and a van were seized from the site but no arrests were made.
Customs officials say the plant could have caused a potential loss of £1.75 million to the Exchequer, and warned motorists that laundered fuel can harm vehicles.
Thousands of Irish soldiers who joined the British Army to fight Nazi Germany will be officially pardoned today.
The Irish Government will pass special legislation which grants an amnesty to the former troops who were branded deserters for joining up.
Rules bought in during the Second World War saw these ex-soldiers face widespread discrimination such as being barred from state jobs and refused military pensions.
Dublin's Justice Minister, Alan Shatter said "unfortunately, many of the individuals whose situation is addressed in this Bill did not live to see the day that this state finally acknowledged the important role that they played in seeking to ensure a free and safe Europe."
Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who was refused a termination in an Irish hospital as she miscarried, died as a result of medical misadventure, a jury at her inquest has unanimously ruled.