The Vatican said last year it had defrocked about 850 priests between 2004 and 2013

Ten priests charged with child abuse in Spain

18.31 Ten Spanish priests have been charged with child sexual abuse in a case which court documents show was brought after Pope Francis telephoned the victim to offer the church's apology.

Ian Bailey is suing gardaí and the State for wrongful arrest

French extradition bid 'devastated' Bailey

16.56 Ian Bailey's solicitor has told the High Court that the French authorities have "continued to this day" to investigate Mr Bailey and the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

The trial is taking place at the Central Criminal Court

Knives found at Grangegorman scene, trial told

26 Jan Retired State Pathologist John Harbison reported that serious injuries to two women found dead in sheltered accommodation 18 years ago were "outside" his experience in 26 years, a jury has heard.

Facebook has refuted the allegations and claim the suit is inadmissible

Facebook case to reach court in April

26 Jan An Austrian privacy group coordinating an attempted class action suit against Facebook says the case will reach court for the first time in April.

The garda audit of the penalty points system began in September last year

Penalty point claims needed further investigation

23 Jan The garda penalty points report has found that one in three of all cases arising from the Garda Whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe's allegations of abuse of the system required further investigation.

The group were staying at a caravan park outside Perth (Pic: 7News)

24 Irish held over roofing scam in Australia

23 Jan A group of Irish men, women and children, are to be deported from Western Australia after being held in connection with allegedly running a roof-fixing scam targeting the elderly.