Mourners comfort each other while attending a floral tribute for the children

Australian mother court plea rejected

19.57 An Australian magistrates court has rejected a plea by lawyers for a woman charged with murdering eight children to hold the next hearing in a mental health court.

Spain's Princess Cristina is accused of cooperating in tax evasion with her husband

Spanish Princess to be tried on tax fraud charges

14.25 The sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, Cristina, will become the first member of the royal family ever to stand in the dock after a judge today ordered her to be put on trial for alleged tax fraud.

Allegations of Garda malpractice in Bailieboro, Co Cavan between 2007 and 2010

Govt publishes terms for Cavan garda inquiry

19 Dec The Government has published the terms of reference for the Commission of Investigation into allegations of garda malpractice in Bailieboro in Co Cavan between 2007 and 2010.

It is understood a controlled explosion has been carried out on the item

Suspect device in Armagh not suspicious - PSNI

19 Dec British Army bomb disposal experts examining an object found under a soldier's car in Northern Ireland, have declared the item is not an explosive device and do not believe it to be suspicious.

Tadgh O'Dalaigh continued to say mass after serving three years for sexually assaulting schoolboys

Priest sentenced to further three years for abuse

18 Dec A 71-year-old priest who continued to say mass within his religious community after serving three years for sexually assaulting schoolboys, was sentenced to another three years for abuse dating back over 30 years.