North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has admitted the country's economic development plan has fallen short in "almost all areas" as he opened a rare congress of the ruling Workers' Party, state media reported.
The gathering is the first of its kind in five years, only the eighth in the country's history, and comes weeks before US President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Relations with Washington have been deadlocked since talks between Mr Kim and President Donald Trump stalled over sanctions...
Health Service Executive Chief Executive Paul Reid has said Ireland has exceeded the peak level of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 921 people now in hospital.
"Healthy people are getting very sick. Everyone gets how serious this is now. Let's all do what's needed, turn this around, save lives, whilst the vaccine arrives. We have to," Mr Reid wrote on Twitter.
The last record of 881 hospitalisations was on 15 April last year.
Overnight HSE data also shows there are 75 people...
Former Liverpool and France manager Gerard Houllier has died, according to French media.
The 73-year-old, who also managed Aston Villa, Olympique Lyonnais and Paris St Germain, passed away after having a heart operation in Paris, L'Equipe said.
They're some of the most popular apps and services around the world, but Google, Gmail and YouTube have all gone down this morning.
According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 11:56 GMT, and are affecting users worldwide.
Google is yet to comment on the issues.
Good news if you have Sky Q and an Amazon Prime subscription. After years of waiting, Prime Video is finally launching on Sky's award-winning set-top box allowing customers to tune into movies, box sets and action from the Premier League without leaving the home screen.
Amazon Prime Video app will launch on Sky Q, Sky Ticket and NOW TV devices from 14th December
NOW TV app will be available on select Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs for the first time
New multi-year European...
People working in the White House should receive the vaccine somewhat later in the program, unless specifically necessary. I have asked that this adjustment be made. I am not scheduled to take the vaccine, but look forward to doing so at the appropriate time. Thank you!
Welcome to the New Look GPO.
We have upgraded our software and updated the site to deliver a brand new experience directly to you the GPO user. Your favourite features are all still available but we are introducing some fantastic new features that will be of benefit to each and every one of you.
The home page will now deliver the latest news from Politics, Entertainment and Sport which can all be discussed and chatted about in the usual way. If you are missing the same old home page you...
Launch of Star in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand is set for Feb. 23, 2021, as a fully-integrated part of Disney Plus, but with its own branded tile.
Disney says that the collection of general entertainment series, movies and documentaries collated under Star will double the content catalog available to Disney Plus subscribers. That helps it justify the price rises being proposed for Disney Plus, which go as high as an additional EUR2 ($2.40) per month in Western Europe.
Taoiseach says limited vaccine supplies in January, February
The Taoiseach has said the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will begin in the week after its expected approval by the European Medicines Agency.
The EMA is expected to give its decision on 29 December and Micheál Val said once that happens he hopes that in the following week that the rollout will begin, starting with nursing home residents and healthcare staff.
However, he warned that "'we cannot let down our guard...