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The eight bodies were found at a house in the Queensland city of Cairns

Eight children found dead in Cairns

10.18 Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a house in the Australian city of Cairns, with local media reporting they had been stabbed to death.

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The Guerin Report found that the allegations made by Sergeant Maurice McCabe required further investigation

Govt to publish terms for Cavan garda inquiry

11.47 The Government is today due to publish the terms of reference for the Commission of Investigation into allegations of garda malpractice in Bailieboro in Co Cavan between 2007 and 2010.

UN chief has urged communities in west Africa to abide by health rules in fight against Ebola

Ban urges respect for health rules in Ebola fight

11.29 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged local communities in west Africa to strictly follow health regulations in the face of signs that traditional funerals are still spreading the disease.

Sean Ross Abbey is one of three locations the Daughter of Charity disability service operates from

Eleven staff taken off duty at two care units

18 Dec The Health Service Executive has said that ten members of staff and one agency worker have been taken off duty at two care units for people with intellectual disabilities near Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

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