Lough Ree Power in Lanesboro, Co Longford was due to be sold

ESB decides not to sell midlands plants

18.34 The ESB has decided against selling two peat-fired power stations in the midlands in order to pay a €400 million "special dividend" to Government by the end of 2014.

The Court of Criminal Appeal found there was real risk of injustice in the manner in which provocation was explained to the original jury

Retrial ordered in case of man accused of murder

13.30 The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the conviction and ordered the retrial of a 33-year-old man who was jailed for life for murdering the man he suspected of having an affair with his wife.