Graham Dwyer denies murdering Elaine O'Hara in August 2012

Phone found at reservoir linked to Dwyer

17.13 A mobile phone found in the Vartry Reservoir in Wicklow shortly after Elaine O'Hara's remains were found was linked by a garda analyst to Graham Dwyer through her analysis of toll booth records, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Stephen Kavanagh said growth opportunities will continue to be delivered under current employment terms and conditions

SIPTU sceptical over Aer Lingus assurances

16.21 SIPTU has expressed scepticism about today's assurances from Aer Lingus Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh that employees would retain their existing terms and conditions if the International Airlines Group bid goes ahead.

Members of the 'new land league' block the entrance to the O'Donnell home in Killiney

Solicitor barricades himself into Killiney home

16.54 Solicitor Brian O'Donnell has effectively barricaded himself into his Killiney home assisted by members of the "new land league", in an effort to prevent the banks taking possession of it.

Jan O'Sullivan said she had a duty to move forward and implement the reforms

Teachers cannot veto reform, says minister

16.30 Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan has said she would like to proceed on reforms of the Junior Cycle with the full co-operation of the teaching unions, but she cannot allow them to veto reform.

John Kerry told Sergei Lavrov that there would be further sanctions if pro-Russian rebels didn't honour the ceasefire

Kerry warns 'consequences' over ceasefire deal

16.53 US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face "consequences" that could further hit Russia's faltering economy.

The HSE said that paediatrics has been redefined as under 16 years of age

News in Brief

17.18 Round-up of other Irish and international news stories.

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah leave Tel Aviv on their way to Washington

Netanyahu denies split with US over speech

15.39 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Washington for a "historic" quest to stop an international nuclear deal with Iran sought by the United States.