Palestinians inspect the rubble of a destroyed house after Israeli air strikes in Al Tufah neighbourhood

Israel agrees to 12-hour pause in Gaza hostilities

25 Jul Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told US Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel will begin a 12-hour pause in Gaza hostilities starting at 7am Israeli time on Saturday, a U.S. official.

Report from major non-compliance in Swinford centre

Gardaí investigating death at HSE-run care centre

25 Jul Gardaí have confirmed that they are investigating the sudden death in late 2012 of Francis Loughney, who became ill while being cared for as a long-term resident of Áras Attracta in Swinford in Co Mayo.

John Brown had denied all claims of sex abuse and that his sister helped him cover up the allegations

Dana's brother cleared of sex abuse charges

25 Jul John Brown, a brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon, has been has been found not guilty of five counts of historic sex abuse.

Minister Bruton was reacting to comments made by President Obama about Ireland's tax practices

Bruton: Ireland promotes good business practice

25 Jul Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said that the Government does not promote or encourage companies to engage in any practices, which bring little or no substance in terms of jobs or economic activity to Ireland.

Aibha Conroy died at Temple Street Children's Hospital in 2011

Inquest hears from GP who treated girl

25 Jul A GP who treated a girl who died from brain damage and cardiac arrest has said he believed the child had presented with a medical emergency just days before her death.

Crash investigators say the plane broke apart on impact

Bad weather blamed for Air Algerie crash

25 Jul Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said.