Allegations of Garda malpractice in Bailieboro, Co Cavan between 2007 and 2010

Govt publishes terms for Cavan garda inquiry

19 Dec The Government has published the terms of reference for the Commission of Investigation into allegations of garda malpractice in Bailieboro in Co Cavan between 2007 and 2010.

It is understood a controlled explosion has been carried out on the item

Suspect device in Armagh not suspicious - PSNI

19 Dec British Army bomb disposal experts examining an object found under a soldier's car in Northern Ireland, have declared the item is not an explosive device and do not believe it to be suspicious.

RTÉ has learned that the matter has come to the attention of the council within the past three weeks

Probe over alleged misuse of council materials

19 Dec An investigation is under way at Cavan County Council after allegations were made that one of its employees used council vehicles and materials to have some work done on their own private property.

Theresa Villiers and Charlie Flanagan are chairing the talks

Signs of progress at Stormont political talks

19 Dec Stormont's five main political parties have resumed their negotiations, chaired by Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan.