Police officers in Cleveland on patrol following verdict

Tensions high in Cleveland after officer cleared

24 May Police arrested more than 70 people in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012.

The verdict comes at a time when US police are under scrutiny for their use of force against minority groups

US policeman found not guilty of manslaughter

23 May A police officer was in the US has been found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and a woman who were killed after a high-speed car chase in 2012.

A small quantity of cannabis was also found at the scene

Gardaí slashed, attacked by dog in Louth

22 May A man has been arrested after three gardaí were slashed during a drug search in Co Louth this morning. The gardaí were also attacked by a dog in the incident.

Heather Cho forced a plane to return to its gate after she was served nuts in a bag

'Nut rage' executive freed from prison

22 May Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho walked free after nearly five months in prison this morning after an appeals court suspended the sentence she was given for her outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts.

Deirdre Burke said the case aimed to highlight that there is more to abuse than isolated assaults on victims

New civil wrong acknowledged in sex abuse case

21 May A man sexually abused over years as a child by another man whom he regarded as a "father figure" has been awarded €200,000 in aggravated damages against his abuser in a significant High Court decision.