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HSE says up to 6,000 women will need repeat smear tests

The Health Service Executive has confirmed that up to 6,000 women will likely be called for a repeat smear test following the identification of an issue with HPV tests.

400 extra staff for Revenue to deal with no-deal Brexit

The Revenue Commissioners is "on track" to have 400 additional staff in place by the end of March to deal with any fall-out from a no-deal Brexit, according to its chairman.

Nuns withdraw venue offer over Madigan address

Organisers of a meeting promoting the ordination of women in the Catholic Church, which is to be addressed by Minister Josepha Madigan, have been told by the Mercy nuns that they have withdrawn their offer of a venue.

Australian heatwave smashes record, 50C forecast

Temperatures in southern Australia have shattered previous records after topping 49 degrees.

Trump backs down over State of the Union address

US President Donald Trump has backed down in a row with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a government shutdown ends

Hammond to tell Davos meeting UK is open for business

British finance minister Philip Hammond will try to convince business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to continue to invest in the country after Brexit.

New primary teacher training course for deaf people

People who are deaf or hard of hearing and interested in becoming primary school teachers are being invited to apply for a new teacher training strand, which begins next September at Dublin City University.

Pharmacy students to protest over internship pay 'ban'

Pharmacy students will rally outside the Dáil this morning in protest at unpaid work placements and what they say are extortionate fees.

What is the latest CervicalCheck issue about?

Up to 6,000 women will likely be called for a repeat smear tests, RTÉ's Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers explains why

Pelosi blocks Trump's speech until govt shutdown ends

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has informed the US President that he will not be allowed to deliver an annual State of the Union address in the House chamber until a partial government shutdown ends.

Gardaí seize cannabis worth almost €1 million in Louth

Gardaí have seized almost €1 million worth of cannabis in Co Louth.

Maduro expels US envoys after Trump backs rival Guaido

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself as the South American country's interim president, while President Nicolas Maduro said he was breaking off diplomatic ties with the US after it backed Mr Guaido's "attempted coup".

U2 get planning permission for visitor centre in Dublin

The long-planned U2 visitor centre in the docklands area of Dublin has been given the green light after plans for a scaled-down version of the original design were approved by Dublin City Council.

Barnier indicates how to stop no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit can only be stopped if UK MPs come together around "a positive majority for another solution", the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said.

€11m settlement for woman with cerebral palsy

An 18-year-old woman has received a settlement of €11m at the High Court as a result of the circumstances surrounding her birth at the Erinville Hospital in Cork.

Why Northern Ireland hauliers fear Brexit chaos

Northern Ireland hauliers claim Britain's Department of Transport has made no provision for a UK-EU land border on the island of Ireland in its Brexit planning.

Projects 'may be deferred' due to hospital cost overrun

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that some capital projects may be deferred due to the cost overrun at the National Children's Hospital.

Suspected firearm found in Derry

Police in Derry have recovered a suspected firearm in follow-up searches related to a number of security alerts this week.

Nurse charged over assault of woman in vegetative state

A male nurse has been arrested in the US state of Arizona for the sexual assault of a woman who gave birth while in a long-term vegetative state.

Five dead in Florida bank shooting - suspect arrested

Five people have been killed in a gun attack in Florida.