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Sean FitzPatrick is facing 27 charges including making a misleading, false or deceptive statements to auditors

FitzPatrick trial adjourned until May

14.38 The High Court has ruled that the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank Chairman Sean FitzPatrick which was due to start in October should not take place until next May 2016.

Baher Mohamed, (L), Mohamed Fahmy (C) and Peter Greste (R) have been accused of operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt

Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalists to jail

12.18 An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, in a case that has triggered an international outcry.

David Casey, 20, is charged with committing three burglaries and one criminal damage offence

Cousins charged with Limerick burglary

15.37 A 32-year-old man told gardaí  "I really am sorry for the death of that man" after he  was charged with a burglary at a house in Limerick where a 62-year-old man died after discovering intruders at his home.

Police say the suspect fits the description of a man identified on CCTV footage

Thai police arrest suspect in Bangkok bombing

12.49 Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing have arrested a suspect they said fit the description of a man identified on security cameras as leaving a rucksack at the site of the 17 August blast in Bangkok.

Ban Ki-moon has appealed to all governments across Europe to respond to the migrant crisis

UN chief urges stronger response to migrant crisis

12.07 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to governments to step up their response to Europe's migrant crisis following more drownings at sea and the discovery of migrant bodies in an abandoned truck in Austria.

The former US president said "the Crescent City has risen again and its best days lie ahead"

Bush praises New Orleans response to hurricane

08.36 Former US president George W Bush, who faced fierce criticism for the botched government response to Hurricane Katrina, returned to New Orleans yesterday to mark the storm's 10th anniversary by celebrating the city's "resilience."

Mike Nesbitt, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, has recommended that the party leave the executive

UUP to vote on withdrawal from Executive

14.18 The executive of the Ulster Unionist party is expected to sanction the withdrawal of the party's minister, Danny Kennedy, from the Stormont power-sharing executive this evening.

Billy Walsh (L) at June's European Games

Sports Council 'disappointed' with IABA over Walsh

28 Aug The Irish Sports Council has criticised the Irish Amateur Boxing Association over what it believes is a failure to ratify a previously agreed deal to keep Billy Walsh as high-performance coach to the country's elite boxers.

Up to 40 jobs will be lost at Aer Arann Islands with the loss of contract

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