Graham Dwyer leaned over and put his head in his hands while the document was read to the jury

Document on killing woman found in Dwyer's home

22.44 The trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O'Hara has heard a document was found on an electronic storage device at Mr Dwyer's home, in which the author said he had fantasised about killing since he was a teen.

Brian O'Donnell arriving at court this morning

Judgment reserved in O'Donnell case

22.45 Mr Justice Brian McGovern, sitting in the Commercial Court, has reserved his judgment in proceedings taken by Bank of Ireland to have Brian and Mary Pat O'Donnell vacate Gorse Hill.

Nimrud is around 30 kilometres southeast of Mosul, Iraq's second city and the main hub of IS in the country

IS militants bulldozing ancient Assyrian city

21.14 The Islamic State group have begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage.

The report compares deaths in hospitals, covering heart attacks and strokes, as well as waiting times for different procedures

Patients 'have right to know' hospital death rates

22.45 The Department of Health has published the first report comparing deaths in hospitals, covering a range of conditions, as well as waiting times for hip fracture surgery and Caesarean section rates.

Three people died in the marathon bombing, while a police officer died in a later attack

Father recalls death of son in Boston bombing

22.46 The father of a boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing recalled in court on Thursday how he left his dying eight-year-old son behind with his injured wife so he could rush their two other children to the hospital.

Liberia has gone a full week without any new infections

News in Brief

22.45 A round-up of stories from Ireland and around the world

The skiers got stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 130km/hr winds

200 skiers winched to safety in Italy

19.16 Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites have been winched to safety after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 130km an hour winds.

The judge said the crash was a result of a momentary lack of concentration by John Nally

Taxi driver spared jail after fatal road crash

22.49 A 50-year-old Athlone taxi driver has been given an 18-month suspended jail sentence after he was convicted of careless driving and causing the death of a 49-year-old mother-of-three.