Gough Whitlam stopped conscription, introduced free university education and pulled troops from Vietnam

Former Australian leader Whitlam dies at 98

06.55 Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, one of the nation's most admired figures, who led the country through a period of massive change, has died at the age of 98.

The Nigerian Minister of Water Resources washes hands with school children as part of an Ebola campaign

EU to step up measures to tackle Ebola

20 Oct EU foreign ministers have agreed to guarantee appropriate healthcare for European volunteer doctors and nurses who are contemplating travelling to west Africa to help combat the Ebola virus.

Maíria Cahill has condemned what she said were attempts by Sinn Féin to vilify her

Cahill calls for service for sexual abuse victims

20 Oct Maíria Cahill, who alleges she was raped by a member of the IRA in the 1990s, has asked Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson to establish an emergency service to help people who have been sexually abused.

The man was also charged with knowingly distributing child abuse material

Man charged over child abuse mages

20 Oct A 28-year-old man has been charged with the sale and distribution of child abuse images, some involving children as young as three months old.

Larry Mullen began the action against Gaby Smyth and Company in July 2013

U2's Larry Mullen in court over €11m 'loss'

20 Oct U2 drummer Larry Mullen and his partner Ann Acheson claim they have lost more than €11m as a result of what they claim is a failure by their accountancy firm to advise them properly about investment funds.