Security has been heightened at the prison ahead of the planned executions

Nine drug traffickers await execution in Indonesia

06.30 Nine drug traffickers were being held in isolation cells at an Indonesia nmaximum security prison awaiting execution, after Indonesian authorities notified them they had no hope of reprieve.

The riots broke out just a few blocks from the site of the funeral

Riots after funeral of US man who died in custody

27 Apr Protesters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore tonight in violence that injured at least seven police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody.

Rank and file gardaí want mandatory sentences for assaults against officers

Garda image damaged by allegations - GRA

27 Apr The president of the Garda Representative Association has said the corporate image of An Garda Síochána has been damaged by allegations of malpractice and a perceived crisis of leadership and management.

Gail O'Rorke denies the charge of attempting to assist the suicide of Bernadette Forde

Jury sent home in assisted suicide trial

27 Apr A jury at the Circuit Criminal Court has been sent home for the night after earlier beginning deliberations on a verdict in the trial of a Dublin woman charged with attempting to assist the suicide of another woman by making arrangements for her to travel to Zurich.

Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran have been told their execution is imminent

Australia in bid to halt Indonesia executions

27 Apr Australia has made a last-minute plea for a stay in the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia, saying that reports their trial had been tainted by corruption needed to be investigated.

James Holmes is accused of shooting dead 12 people in a Colorado cinema

Prosecutor says cinema gunman planned 'slaughter'

27 Apr Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial began this evening with jurors asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen movie goers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer who deserves execution.

John Cunningham was shot by the British army in a field in Benburb, Co Armagh, in June 1974

Ex-soldier charged over 1974 Armagh death

25 Apr A 73-year-old former British soldier has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with the attempted murder of a man with learning difficulties over 40 years ago.

Alexander Pacteau is charged with the murder of Irish student Karen Buckley

Body of Karen Buckley to be brought home to Cork

24 Apr The body of Karen Buckley is expected to be returned to her home in north Cork this weekend, following its release by the Procurator Fiscal, part of Scotland's prosecution service in Glasgow.

Barry Lyttle (L) and Patrick Lyttle (R) are pictured on 5 March

Man gets suspended sentence for attacking brother

24 Apr A Co Antrim man who caused serious head injuries to his younger brother during an incident on a night out in Australia has been given a 13-month suspended prison sentence by a court in Sydney.

The cocaine seizure was one of the biggest in Europe in 2014 and had a street value of around €290m

Three jailed over trafficking €290m of cocaine

24 Apr Three men have been given jail sentences ranging from eight to ten years after they pleaded guilty to drug trafficking arising out of the seizure of more than a tonne of cocaine on a yacht off the southwest coast last year.

Mumbai is India's financial capital

Police accused of raping and blackmailing model

24 Apr Police in Mumbai have arrested three officers who allegedly raped a model in a police station and then demanded several thousand euro as blackmail to keep quiet, a deputy commissioner said this morning.

Dainius Burba's body was found at the house in Limerick city

Man charged with Limerick murder

24 Apr A 55-year-old Latvian man has appeared in court in Limerick charged with the murder of another man at a house in the city earlier this week.