Marie and Jim Quigley were both found dead on Monday

Funeral for Louth couple takes place

19.48 Mourners at the joint funeral mass for Louth couple Marie and Jim Quigley were told it was a celebration of all that was "good and wholesome" in their lives.

The new policy by the Boy Scouts of America takes effect immediately

Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay leaders

28 Jul The Boy Scouts of America has lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organisation.

The Department of Justice is responsible for the Charities Regulatory Authority

Warning over staffing of charities authority

27 Jul A new organisation established to regulate charities has been warning for almost a year that it does not have enough staff to fulfil its obligations, according to documents released to RTÉ News under Freedom of Information.

The Cloyne Report found gardaí did not act on information received

GSOC finds garda failings in handling abuse claims

23 Jul A report by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission into the handling by gardaí of allegations of child sexual abuse, which were raised in the Cloyne Report in 2011, has found evidence of failures on the part of the gardaí.

Mothers who took part in the survey said they worried about the children's continuing exposure to verbal abuse

Separated mothers worried about ongoing contact

21 Jul More than two-thirds of separated mothers who had suffered domestic abuse said they worried about ongoing contact between their children and the absent father when interviewed for a study by a Trinity College Dublin academic.

Ireland is to accept 600 asylum seekers to help ease the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

600 asylum seekers will be granted refugee status

20 Jul The UN Refugee Agency Ireland has said it expects the 600 Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers Ireland is due to accept over the next two years will have their cases processed quickly and be granted refugee status.

Overall, children saw themselves as more popular and better behaved at 13

Children in deprived schools more anxious - report

15 Jul Children in the most deprived, urban schools have much higher anxiety levels than their peers and in some cases their behaviour has become worse because of the recession, an ESRI report has found.

Eurotunnel said services were delayed and cancelled after migrants attempted to access restricted areas on the French side

Migrants disrupt channel tunnel services

04 Jul Dozens of migrants trying to stowaway on vehicles crossing the Channel by tunnel between France and England broke through perimeter fences at Calais overnight, temporarily halting traffic.