Ireland's coalition government will appeal the ruling after independent members of the cabinet approved the motion.Read the full story ›
Michael Kearney will step down from his role as team manager after Ireland's November Test series.
Kearney took over the role from Paul McNaughton in January 2012, but is stepping back to allow the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) plenty of time to plan for the 2019 World Cup.
"It has been a great privilege to work with the national team for the past five years," said Kearney.
"I've witnessed at first hand the incredible work ethic of players and management and the desire to reach world-class standards in everything they do.
"The time was right for me to step down and allow the next team manager time to integrate into the group ahead of the next World Cup."
Kearney managed Ireland on the 2013 tour to North America before remaining in the role under head coach Joe Schmidt.
The chief executive of Apple has said EU-bias against multinationals may have been a factor in their £11bn back tax bill.Read the full story ›
The European Commission has ordered Ireland to recoup 13 billion euro from tech giant Apple over a sweetheart tax deal.Read the full story ›
The EU could order Apple to pay billions of euros in back taxes following claims it received preferential treatment from Ireland.Read the full story ›
The discovery was made at a property in Oakdene, Co Cavan, on Monday.Read the full story ›
Crisis talks are being held over fears that trainee Catholic priests in Ireland are using the gay dating app Grindr.Read the full story ›
A man has discovered a human skull which may dates back to the mid-1940s, after digging in his back garden, Irish police said.Read the full story ›
Britain's vote to leave the EU has "very significant implications" for Ireland, a spokesman for the Dublin government has said.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a statement after a special meeting of ministers this morning, the spokesman added.
Enda Kenny has been re-elected Ireland's Taoiseach, 70 days after the General Election.
The Fine Gael party leader, 65, was re-elected and will form a minority government in Ireland.