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.
Sergio Garcia has apologised for making what could be seen as a racist remark about world number one Tiger Woods. Garcia was speaking at last nights European Tour awards in London. Woods and Garcia have been involved in a public spat since The Players Championship earlier this month.
Andy Murray has been forced to withdraw from the French Open.
Tyrone attacker Ronan O'Neill has been ruled out of Sunday's Ulster Football Championship clash against Donegal. The 20 year old injured his hamstring in training.
The Polish rider Marcin Bialoblocki will wear the yellow jersey ahead of todays 4th stage of the An Post Ras.
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