The chairman of the board of management at a Dublin primary school has resigned after he arranged for leaflets promoting a Vigil for Life rally to be distributed to students.
Heavy flooding in southwestern France has left at least one woman dead and forced the closure of the pilgrimage site at Lourdes.
The Irish Human Rights Commission has called on the Government to establish a comprehensive redress scheme for all former residents of Magdalene Laundries.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said that the targeting of Taoiseach Enda Kenny's private home during a protest by members of a group opposing abortion legislation was "a bridge too far".
A special Cabinet meeting is to be held tomorrow morning to consider the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, after ministers did not reach the item on today's Cabinet agenda.
A former priest who is serving a 16-year prison sentence for the sexual abuse of nine boys in the 1970s and 1980s has been sentenced to an additional 15 months in prison for abusing two other children.
The Department of Social Protection has said provisional figures for 2012 show the amount spent on jobseekers' payments was €3.8bn.
There has been a significant increase in the number of Leaving and Junior Certificate students whose fees for taking the exams have been waived.
Jose Mourinho has returned for a second stint as Chelsea Football Club Manager.
The chief executive-designate of the Child and Family Agency has said there should be a significant registration fee for all private creches and preschools.
Two men have married in the southern French city of Montpellier today, the first same-sex couple to wed in France.
The head of the Catholic church in Australia this morning blamed a former culture of silence for the cover-up of child abuse by clergy.
The director of the Irish Georgian Society has criticised plans to build a memorial for the victims of institutional abuse at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin.
The coroner for Co Westmeath has said the economic crisis is one of the factors that have led to a sharp increase in the incidence of suicide in the county.
The Orange Order says its organisation and the loyalist marching bands in Northern Ireland contribute £55m a year to the local economy.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has delivered the commencement address to more than 20,000 graduates of Boston College.
A report on suicide in Ireland has found that males between the ages of 16 and 20 are at an increased risk of taking their lives.
Childline received almost 800,000 calls last year, but one in three calls to the service went unanswered.
A quarter of gay people surveyed in a major EU poll say they have been subjected to attacks or violent threats in the past five years.
The 2013 National Famine Commemoration has taken place in Kilrush, Co Clare.