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.
An inquest into the death of an Indian dentist who died after suffering a miscarriage in an Irish hospital will begin today.
31-year-old Savita Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to University Hospital Galway on October 21 last year.
She died a week later from suspected septicaemia, days after losing her baby. Her widower Praveen says the couple repeatedly asked for a termination, but were refused.
Actor Tom Cruise has said he is 'honoured' after he received a certificate to mark his Irish roots after researchers discovered one of his ancestors restored evicted tenants to lands just before the famine.
Patrick Russell Cruise, his great-great-great grandfather, returned from America to Ireland after his land agent forced families from farms in Co Westmeath in 1843.
Cruise was in Dublin for the premiere of his latest blockbuster Oblivion at the Savoy cinema, engagements with the Irish Film Board, a pre-recorded Late Late Show interview and a visit to the Guinness brewery.
The star said: "It's a great honour for me and for my whole family - I can't wait to bring it back to them and enlighten them on their history.
"I'm very proud to be Irish. There's a pride in America of being Irish. I can't wait to come back and I want to visit the land of my ancestors and the castle that they had."
Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson and Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin jointly carry a cross from Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland to St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin,Ireland to mark Good Friday.
Egypt's pyramids and sphinx have been illuminated in green light to mark St Patrick's Day tomorrow.
They are one of almost 70 famous landmarks around the world that are being lit up to celebrate Ireland's National Day, according to Tourism Ireland.
Other green landmarks include Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Anfield Stadium in Liverpool.
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- Kevin McGeever is originally from Swinford in County Mayo
- The property tycoon was found with a long beard, hair and nails in January
- He had to be treated for malnutrition when he was found by a motorist
- McGeever lost five stone and said he was abducted at gunpoint in May
- He was reported missing by his partner in June
A former property developer from Ireland who claimed he had been kidnapped for eight months is being held by police on suspicion of wasting their time.
68-year-old Kevin McGeever was found wandering barefoot and looking emaciated close to the Cavan-Leitrim border in January.
The tycoon was arrested at his home yesterday in Co Galway and held on suspicion of wasting police time and making false allegations.
A processing plant in Ireland has been shut down after inspectors found it was exporting horse meat under a label in the Czech language which translated as beef.
B&F Meats, a small-scale deboning factory in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, was selling mislabelled product to a customer in the Czech Republic through a trader based in the UK.
– Simon Coveney, Agriculture Minister
I am seriously concerned about this development and the gardai have been fully appraised of this development and are working closely with my department. The issue here is one of mislabelling and that will be the focus of the investigation.
Officers from the Department of Agriculture's special investigations unit have been carrying out searches at the factory this afternoon.The department said B&F Meats had been approved to debone beef and horse meat.Mr Coveney described the factory as a "small scale" operation.
The Grocer, an industry magazine for the food, drink and grocery market, has claimed that an Irish meat plant has been suspended for labelling horsemeat as beef:
The head of the Irish Government Enda Kenny's apology to women who were made to work in Catholic-run workhouses known as Magdalene laundries.