The number of people on the Live Register was 8.5% lower in July when compared to the same month of 2013, according to the Central Statistics Office.
One of the country's biggest property developers, Michael O'Flynn, has said he is prepared to fight to the end to prevent him from losing control of his family's company.
A massive surge in milk supplies since April this year means dairy farmers could be facing a €140m superlevy fine next spring.
The IFA failed to respond to the accusation that the national leadership of the farmer body had 'sold out' hill and commonage farmers by agreeing to the Department of Agriculture's proposals on the new GLAS scheme.
The IFA at national level have sold out hill and commonage farmers around the country by agreeing to the Department of Agriculture's proposals for the new GLAS environmental scheme.