Service station giant Topaz has announced the creation of more than 100 jobs in its new garages across the country. The chain will employ 110 people between its two new major service stations in north Dublin and Co Laois.
The development of the two stations cost €10m and are to be opened in January of next year.
In addition to employment being created from the opening of the garages, a further 200 jobs were created from the construction phase of the petrol stations.
Protesters try to torch palace
A group of protesters set fire to the wooden door of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's ceremonial palace in Mexico City's historic city centre late on Saturday, denouncing the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers.
The group, carrying torches, broke away from what had been a mostly peaceful protest demanding justice for the students, who were abducted six weeks ago and apparently murdered and incinerated by corrupt police in league with drug gang members.
Ex-USSR leader issues warning
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said tensions between the major powers have put the world "on the brink of a new Cold War".
He accused the West, particularly the United States, of giving in to "triumphalism" after the collapse of the communist bloc a quarter of a century ago.
Gorbachev spoke today at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city's Brandenburg Gate.
Berry the toast of nominations
Toast Of London star Matt Berry looks set to be the toast of The British Comedy Awards after his show racked up six nominations.
Co-creator and star Berry is up for three awards himself .
While the BBC and Channel 4 dominate the nominations, ITV has earned just one nod - for Ant and Dec for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!