Cannabis resin worth an estimated €126,000 was seized in Watergrasshill, Co Cork

News in brief

13 Feb A round-up of today's other domestic and international stories.

Kenneth O'Brien's dismembered remains were found last month

Man charged with murder of Kenneth O'Brien

12 Feb A man has been charged at a special sitting of Dublin District Court with the murder of 33-year-old Kenneth O'Brien, whose dismembered remains were discovered in a number of locations in Co Kildare last month.

Reinhold Hanning leaves the court after the start of his trial in Detmold

Auschwitz survivor faces camp guard in court

11 Feb A 94-year-old survivor of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz death camp has given testimony in court, face-to-face with a former guard who is charged with helping in the murder of at least 170,000 people.

The man admitted making fraudulent insurance clams amounting to more than €200,000

Man staged car crashes in insurance scam

11 Feb A 51-year-old former insurance consultant has been jailed for his part in organising six fraudulent car accidents at the centre of a garda investigation code-named Operation Nascar.

21 people died and 180 were injured when the IRA bombs went off in two pubs in Birmingham in 1974

Decision on Birmingham bombing inquest delayed

10 Feb A Birmingham Coroner has delayed a decision on whether or not to re-open the inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings until she gets further evidence from the West Midlands Police.