Oireachtas delegation to visit Egypt; weather set to turn "bitterly cold" this week; and the final broadcast of UTV Ireland
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has indicated his party may pull out of the power-sharing Stormont Executive.
It comes amid calls for the Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster to step down during an inquiry into the controversial 'cash-for-ash' scheme.
A delegation from the Oireachtas is to raise the case of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa during a four day visit to Egypt.
The group, led by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, were invited by Dr Ali Abdel Aal - speaker of the House of Representatives of Egypt.
In a statement, the Oireacthas says the purpose of the visit is to discuss parliamentary relations and foster bilateral cooperation in the areas of foreign relations, communications, agriculture, trade, transport and tourism.
The Citizens' Assembly has decided to allocate additional time to discuss the issue of abortion and the 8th amendment.
They voted to add another weekend of discussions to their work programme, bringing the total to five.
Met Éireann is forecasting much colder weather for the later part of this week.
While temperatures for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will stay around 7 to 11 degrees, change is coming from Wednesday night.
The forecaster says there will be "a noticeable change" as very cold air moves in from the northwest.
From this morning, Ireland will have a new TV channel - as UTV Ireland is rebranded as part of the TV3 Group.
UTV Ireland is to be called be3, and commence broadcasting at 7.00am today on all platforms except Sky.
Service on the Sky platform will begin from around 10.00am.