The amount collected by the State in tax revenues for the first eight months of the year, at €32.4 billion, was 5.1% (€1.56 billion) higher than for the same period in 2017 and was €100m (0.3%) below target.
Environmental charity Friends of The Earth Ireland have added their voice to calls for action over the amount of rubbish left behind in campsites at Electric Picnic, saying that the problem is a reflection of "our throw-away culture".
Dublin man John Gilligan arrested last month while allegedly attempting to flee Northern Ireland with a suitcase of cash to begin a new life in Spain, was remanded back into custody for another week today.
An inspection report on the foster care service provided by the child and family agency Tusla in Donegal has found there was good practice in the area of allocating social workers, but non-compliance in a number of areas.
The new Garda Commissioner has said An Garda Síochána is a well-resourced police service and he intends to find out where the money is being spent, if it is being spent correctly and if resources are being used in the best way possible.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has rebuffed a request from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to open talks seeking to extend the Confidence and Supply Agreement between the parties to summer 2020, with an election to be held then.
US President Donald Trump has warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Iran and Russia, not to "recklessly attack" Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, warning that hundreds of thousands of people could be killed.