Well-known Dublin criminal Martin 'The Viper' Foley has been ordered to pay over €738,000 in unpaid tax and interest payments.
It comes after the 66-year-old failed to convince the Court of Appeal that the proceedings taken by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) were unfair.
Foley, a one-time associate of notorious criminal Martin Cahill, has 40 criminal convictions and has survived several attempts on his life down through the years.
The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he believes embattled Fine Gael by-election candidate Verona Murphy will be a candidate in the country's next general election.
Ms Murphy has apologised for comments about asylum seekers, after saying ISIS has already manipulated children as young as four.
She previously said some asylum seekers would need to be "de-programmed" before coming to Ireland.
Britain's Prince Andrew has said he is stepping back from public duties, following an interview about his links to convicted US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The son of Queen Elizabeth II said he "let the side down" as a member of the British royal family.
The scandal involving the American billionaire and allegations against the prince led Buckingham Palace to issue a number of unexpected statements in the past four years - denying the prince had sex with a 17-year-old girl and that he knew anything of Epstein's crimes against underage girls.
The National Transport Authority is moving forward with plans to replace the Leap Card with a new ticketing system.
The NTA is looking to engage with service providers with a view to having its new "next-generation ticketing" system in place by 2027.
The system will allow passengers to pay for their journeys in several ways – including through mobile phones, bank cards and official identification cards.
A cat who went missing back in 2014 has been reunited with his owner - more than 1,200 miles away.
The six-year-old cat named Sasha was found on the streets of Santa Fe in the US state of New Mexico.
His owner Viktor Usov lives in Portland, Oregon - three states away.