US House of Representatives to vote on Trump impeachment
Donald Trump is expected to become only the third US president to be impeached later tonight.
Democrats in the House of Representatives are set to vote to put him on trial - although the Republican-controlled Senate is unlikely to convict him.
Two articles of impeachment have been prepared.
FAI board expresses 'deep disappointment' with Shane Ross bailout comments
The board of the FAI has expressed its "deep disappointment" with comments made at today's Oireachtas Sports Committee meeting.
Minister for Sport Shane Ross was before the Committee to discuss the association's finances and revealed that the FAI sought an €18 million bailout from the government on Monday of this week.
In reference to Minister Ross' admission, the board said that confidentiality had been broken.
Childcare providers to receive once-off payment averaging €1,500
The Minister for Children Katherine Zappone confirmed that childcare providers will receive an additional once-off payment following a year of pressure on the sector.
The payments will average at €1,500 per provider depending on their service size.
Minister Zappone said the payments will be given in recognition of the extra time required by providers of early learning and care programmes to complete administrative work.
Consultants offered contracts worth over €250,000 for public hospital work
Public hospital consultants have been offered contracts worth over €250,000 per year under new pay proposals from the government.
The Sláintecare contracts will be offered to consultants who do public work only.
The salaries will start at €222,460 from the second quarter of next year, rising to €252,150 by July 2022.
Four new areas to be become rent pressure zones from today
Four new areas are to be designated as rent pressure zones (RPZs), as new figures show the average national rent now stands at €1,243.
The local electoral areas of Baltinglass in Wicklow, Piltown in Kilkenny, Sligo-Strandhill in Sligo, and Cobh in Cork will become RPZs from today.
It means that rents in impacted areas cannot be increased by more than 4% per year in both new and existing tenancies.