A policeman stands guard in the centre of Ottawa

Gunman shot dead after killing Canadian soldier

22 Oct A gunman shot and killed a soldier guarding the National War Memorial in the Canadian capital Ottawa and was then killed when he entered nearby parliament buildings chased by police.

The internal HSE audit was into the Hepatitis C support group Positive Action

HSE audit finds serious breaches in Hep C group

22 Oct An internal HSE audit into the Hepatitis C support group Positive Action has identified serious breaches of corporate governance and inappropriate spending on items, including overseas conferences, relaxation weekends, angel card readings and dog kennel costs.

John Tierney said it was humbling to watch his staff at work

Irish Water chief defends staff bonuses

22 Oct Irish Water Managing Director John Tierney has defended bonuses paid to the company's staff, saying they are doing a fantastic job and it is humbling to watch them work.

Jordan Buckley got 200 hours of community service in lieu of a ten-month prison sentence

Community service for Leinster House sword attack

22 Oct A Dublin teenager, who used his great-grandfather's sword from the 1916 Rising to stage a "one-man rebellion" at Leinster House in April, has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

Jonathan Powell was asked about his encounters with Sinn Féin's Rita O'Hare around 14 years ago

PSNI examines comment by Blair's ex-chief of staff

22 Oct The PSNI are examining if Tony Blair's former right-hand man potentially perverted the course of justice by advising a republican suspect not to return to the UK, a British parliamentary committee has heard.

Eamon Martin is expected to criticise some unidentified commentators, particularly on social media

Archbishop calls for new relationship with media

22 Oct The Catholic Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin is to call this afternoon for the development of a new relationship between his church and the media characterised by mutual respect and trust.

The man, who cannot be identified, is suing Facebook and a page operator for damages

Sex offender sues over Facebook page

22 Oct A Facebook page set up to monitor sex offenders in Northern Ireland extolled axe attacks on paedophiles in their homes, the High Court in Belfast heard today.

Tayyip Erdogan said US weapons had fallen into the hands of PYD and IS militants

US military aid to Kurdish fighters 'wrong'

22 Oct Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised as "wrong" the airdrops of ammunition and weapons by US jets to Kurdish fighters battling jihadists in the Syrian town of Kobane.

KCNA said Kim Jong-un agreed to the release after 'repeated requests' from Barack Obama

North Korea frees US tourist after Obama 'request'

22 Oct North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three US citizens detained in the country taking into consideration "repeated requests" of President Barack Obama, Pyongyang's state KCNA news agency said.

WIT withdrew from merger plans with CIT to set up a technological university

Waterford IT pulls out of university merger

22 Oct Carlow IT has said it is shocked and disappointed at a decision by Waterford IT not to go ahead with merger plans to apply to set up a technological university in the southeast.