Another round of talks aimed at resolving the ongoing beef crisis will get underway tomorrow.
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed confirmed he will convene the talks between meat factories and protesting beef farmers "with a view to finding an urgent solution" to the dispute over prices.
In a a statement, Minister Creed said: “Now is the time for people to take a step back from entrenched positions and to take a positive approach towards resolving their differences.
Footage has emerged of Galway TD Noel Grealish calling asylum seekers “economic migrants” who have come to Ireland to “sponge off the system.”
Taoiseach Leo Vardkar has called on the independent TD to withdraw the remarks.
Deputy Grealish made the comments at a public meeting about a potential new Direct Provision centre at the Gateway Hotel in Oughterard, County Galway.
The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to meet with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday.
A Downing Street spokesperson said the two men would discuss the ongoing Brexit impasse.
"The prime minister will be travelling to Luxembourg at lunchtime on Monday to hold talks with President Juncker on Brexit," she said.
Leo Varadkar says he would consider a grand coalition with Fianna Fáil after the next election.
The Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader suggests he won't rule out doing business with Micheál Martin to form the next government.
Enda Kenny proposed a grand coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in 2016, but the idea was rejected by the current opposition party in favour of a confidence and supply deal.
Bus Éireann has confirmed it will be increasing night-time security at Busáras in Dublin from this weekend.
It follows complaints from bus drivers, who had threatened to withdraw from late night services if security wasn't ramped up.
The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) warned that its members would refuse to pick up and drop off passengers after 8pm from September 16th if there was no action.