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.

The search for the missing Malaysian aircraft continues ten days after it vanished (EPA)

Malaysia plane search area the size of Australia

18 Mar Authorities say an international land and sea search for a missing Malaysian aircraft is covering an area the size of Australia but a clear motive to explain its disappearance has yet to be established.

Activists demonstrated on the site where the building collapsed six months after the disaster

Penneys to pay $10m to factory collapse victims

18 Mar Fashion chain Penneys is to pay a further $10m in compensation to victims of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh in April last year that killed more than 1,100 people.