The avalanche happened at an altitude of about 5,800 metres in an area known as the "popcorn field"

Six killed in Everest avalanche

06.38 At least six climbers have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early today, with all of the dead believed to be Nepalese sherpas working on the peak ahead of the start of the climbing season, officials said.

Survivors and relatives wait for news in Jindo (Pic: EPA)

Rescue efforts continue in Korean ferry disaster

17 Apr Rescuers are struggling with strong waves and murky waters on as they search for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized on Wednesday.

Emergency services remain at the scene of a serious car accident in Co Laois

Two hurt in Laois car collision

17 Apr An investigation is underway into a serious road accident in Co Laois in which a young boy and his mother were seriously injured.

The launch of the Blue-fin 21 marked a new phase in the six week search for flight MH370

Underwater drone use halted in Malaysia search

15 Apr A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean has had its first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5km depth limit.

Michael Schumacher hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel

Schumacher 'shows moments of consciousness'

04 Apr Michael Schumacher has "moments of consciousness and awakening", his spokeswoman said this afternoon, in a sign of progress months after the Formula One legend suffered devastating brain injuries in a ski accident.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them

Man dies in Co Tipperary crash

22 Mar A 63-year-old man has died and a second man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on the R687, at Newtown, New Inn, Cashel, Co Tipperary.