Frances Fitzgerald said legal and other considerations would make such an inquiry difficult

Govt considers cross-border IRA abuse inquiry

13.33 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed that the Government is considering the establishment of a cross-border inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse by members of the IRA.

The doctor is facing allegations of professional misconduct at a Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry

'Baby P' doctor fails to attend IMC inquiry

13.26 Strict conditions attached to a doctor arising from her examination of 'Baby P' two days before he died in Britain in 2007 were not disclosed in her application for a post at Tallaght Hospital in 2008, a Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry has heard.

The Intel project is one of the largest construction projects in the country and at its peak employed up to 5,000 people

TEEU lodges claim for €30m in bonuses

13.03 One of the country's largest unions representing craft workers on the Intel site has lodged a claim for up to €30m in completion bonuses known as Payment in Lieu Of Notice payments.

William McAteer will stand trial alongside three other Anglo and Irish Life and Permanent officials

State seeks enlarged jury panel for bankers' trial

13.46 The State requires an enlarged jury panel to deal with the case of former Anglo Irish Bank executive William McAteer and three co-accused on charges of conspiring to mislead the bank's investors about the true value of its deposit books.

Danone says its number of employees in Ireland will soon stand at 400

Two companies announce 150 jobs

11.30 A food company is investing €26m in a facility in Wexford with the creation of 50 jobs and a specialist healthcare recruitment group is to create 100 jobs as part of a €5m investment in its operations.

The boy was found in a drain along a highway in western Sydney

Mother charged over baby found in Sydney drain

12.59 An Australian mother has been charged with attempted murder after her newborn baby was found crying at the bottom of a roadside drain in Sydney, where police believe he survived for five days.