The man's death is not being treated as suspicious

Homeless man found dead in parochial house

14.35 A homeless man who sought refuge in the parochial house at the Limerick suburb of Raheen over the last two nights was found dead in the house this morning.

In his address President Higgins describes his State Visit to the UK as 'an immense privilege and pleasure'

President Higgins gives Christmas address

21 Dec In his Christmas and New Year message, President Michael D Higgins has offered wishes to everyone in Ireland as well as all of the Irish abroad, those who assist them, and the communities that have welcomed them.

There have been a number of objections to a proposed hostel on Fitzwilliam Street Lower

Homeless organisation has 'good neighbour' policy

15 Dec Dublin Simon Community has said the organisation operates a "good neighbour" policy around its homeless facilities, and business people need not fear the opening of a new hostel in the city centre.

Three million people have fled the war in Syria

WFP to restart food aid for Syrian refugees

09 Dec The UN World Food Programme is restarting food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt after it received enough donations to fund the halted programme.

Cardinal George Pell said the discovery meant Vatican finances were in better shape than believed

Vatican finds millions of euro 'tucked away'

05 Dec The Vatican's economy minister has said hundreds of millions of euro was found "tucked away" in accounts of various Holy See departments without having appeared in the city-state's balance sheets.

Pope Francis releases white doves as he arrives at St Esprit church for a service in Istanbul

Pope visits Istanbul's Blue Mosque

29 Nov Pope Francis prayed silently alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul's Blue Mosque, in a gesture of inter-religious harmony in a country bordering the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.