Sinn Féin has emerged as the most popular political party just five days before the General Election, according to a new opinion poll.
The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll has the party holding a two-point lead ahead of its closest rival with 25% of support.
Fianna Fáil is in second place with 23%, down two points, while Fine Gael is in third with 20%, down three points.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed that she will participate in RTÉ's Prime Time debate tomorrow night.
The broadcaster said this afternoon that she has been asked to join the leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar, and Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin.
RTÉ also said it will invite the leaders of five other parties to a debate on Prime Time on Thursday night.
One of the candidates contesting for a seat in Tipperary in next weekend's General Election has passed away suddenly.
Marese Skehan, who was running as an Independent, is understood to have been found dead at her home in Thurles today.
Voting in Tipperary will not take place on Saturday as planned and is expected to be delayed by at least a week.
A passenger who was taken for tests from a plane at Dublin Airport on Saturday night has tested negative for the coronavirus.
The man, who arrived on a flight from Moscow, was under observation at the Mater Hospital in Dublin.
He was taken off the plane after showing flu-like symptoms.
Deaths of cyclists in Ireland have increased by 8% each year on average since 2010.
A new report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has found that Ireland has the highest annual increase in cyclist deaths in the European Union over the past nine years.
That is almost four-times the rate of the next worst countries: The Netherlands and France.