The country's largest trade union, SIPTU has decided to recommend acceptance of the new public service pay and reform agreement to its members.
The Minister for Justice, Alan Shater has said he failed to complete a breathalyser test some years ago because he is an asthmatic, but that he had not been drinking and committed no offence under road traffic legislation.
Police in Britain have arrested two more people a man and a woman, both aged 29 in connection with the killing of a serving soldier in east London yesterday. Two suspects who were shot by police after the attack in Woolwich remain under arrest. The Ministry of Defence has named the dead soldier as 25-year-old Drummer Lee Rigby, from Manchester and a father of a two-year-old son.
In the second round of the PGA Championship at Wentworth, George Coetzee leads on 6 under par. Damien McGrane heads the Irish challenge on 2 under. Rory McIIroy and Graeme McDowell have work to do on 2 over.
There are reports that Mark Hughes is the frontrunner to become the next manager of Stoke.
At the Giro d'Italia, Stage 19 has been cancelled because of heavy snow, and the 2007 winner of the race, Danilo di Luca has tested positive for EPO.
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