Emergency services remain at the scene of a serious car accident in Co Laois

Two hurt in Laois car collision

17 Apr An investigation is underway into a serious road accident in Co Laois in which a young boy and his mother were seriously injured.

Survivors and relatives wait for news in Jindo (Pic: EPA)

Rescue efforts continue in Korean ferry disaster

17 Apr Rescuers are struggling with strong waves and murky waters on as they search for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized on Wednesday.

The Bluefin-21 mapped the search area on its third attempt (Pic: EPA)

Mini-sub scans Indian Ocean search area

17 Apr A mini-submersible has completed its first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean as part of the search operation for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

The minister said there is a 'mismatch' between the expectations of many potential parents

Inter-country adoption 'now about special needs'

17 Apr Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald has said that "it is quite startling for the public in Ireland to hear" that inter-country adoption is now about older children with special needs.

Alex White said he had not been able to persuade the IMO or any of the representative bodies to meet him

Minister 'happy' to negotiate with IMO

17 Apr Minister of State with Responsibility for Primary Care Alex White has said he is very happy to negotiate with the Irish Medical Organisation on the scope and content of the contract for the provision of free GP care to children under six.