Health Minister Leo Varadkar has said there will be a secondary medical card test for those who do not meet the criteria of the means-test.
A woman and a man are recovering and a second man is in custody following an alleged assault and carjacking incident in Longford, gardaí said.
There is no evidence against a veteran republican charged in connection with one of the North's most notorious murders, a court has heard.
Anti-water charges campaigners predict more than 100,000 protesters will be on the streets at 70 demonstrations around the country this Saturday.
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters have entered Kobani, the first of a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Syrian border town, activists said.
Sweden’s new government says it has recognised a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition.
Protesters have surged past police lines and broken into Burkina Faso’s parliament ahead of a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.
Israeli police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further inflame the city's already high tensions.
Yesterday we brought you the story of the amazing amount of street harassment faced by a woman walking New York City over just a ten hour period.
The arrival of the Death’s-head Hawk-moth is traditionally seen as an omen of death. Well that's just splendid.
This is MOtivational!
Rushing towards the bear for a photo is not the done thing!
And not for the reason you think.
The movie hits our screens November 20.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will push the button on the Christmas lights in London’s Oxford Street.
Judy Murray will be influenced by Cruella De Vil for Strictly Come Dancing’s Halloween episode.
Ireland today: A mostly cloudy and breezy day with spells of rain in the west, these could ...more weather
Iago Aspas, currently playing with Sevilla, scored three times last night during his side’s 6-1 demolition of Sabadell in the Copa del Rey.
“I haven’t met many classier footballers in my time than Rio Ferdinand, he’s a top-class person.”
Jan Vertonghen believes success in the Capital One Cup this season can instil a belief in Tottenham’s players that can see them go on and add further silverware in the coming years.
Because the most important thing about any tournament is making fun of its logo.