Pat Doolan gave up his job ten years ago to look after his son

Father of autistic teenager has allowance restored

20.29 A father who cares full-time for his severely autistic teenage son and who was deprived by the State of his Carer's Allowance has had his payment restored after protesting about the cut on RTÉ News.

Chuck Hagel will remain in the role until his successor is confirmed by the US Senate

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

18.46 US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job after a bruising mid-term election that undermined President Barack Obama's Democrats in Congress.

RTÉ News revealed yesterday that the cost of metering now stands at €539m

Water metering an issue for Irish Water - Kenny

20.30 Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the issue of water metering is one for Irish Water, following comments by Ervia Chief Executive Michael McNicholas about the cost of installing the water meters.

Executive Director of the UNODC Yury Fedotov said no place in the world is safe from human trafficking

UN report shows child trafficking on the rise

18.49 One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of which are subject to sexual exploitation or forced labour, according to a UN report from the Drugs and Crime office.

William McAteer will stand trial alongside three other Anglo and Irish Life and Permanent officials

State seeks enlarged jury panel for bankers' trial

21.06 The State requires an enlarged jury panel to deal with the case of former Anglo Irish Bank executive William McAteer and three co-accused on charges of conspiring to mislead the bank's investors about the true value of its deposit books.

Michael Gaynor was charged with a number of counts of breaking the Data Protection Act

PI fined for unlawfully obtaining garda data

19.15 A private investigator has been fined a total of €5,000 after being convicted of illegally accessing personal information held by gardaí, in breach of data protection legislation.

The Intel project is one of the largest construction projects in Ireland

TEEU lodges claim for €30m in bonuses

19.11 One of Ireland's largest unions, which is representing craft workers on the Intel site, has lodged a claim for up to €30m in completion bonuses known as Payment in Lieu Of Notice payments.

Danone said its number of employees in Ireland will soon stand at 400

Two companies announce 150 jobs

20.20 A food company is investing €26m in a facility in Wexford with the creation of 50 jobs and a specialist healthcare recruitment group is to create 100 jobs as part of a €5m investment in its operations.

The boy was found in a drain along a highway in western Sydney

Mother charged over baby found in Sydney drain

20.41 An Australian mother has been charged with attempted murder after her newborn baby was found crying at the bottom of a roadside drain in Sydney, where police believe he survived for five days.

Rurik Jutting has undergone two weeks of examinations at the Siu Lam psychiatric centre

British banker fit to stand trial in Hong Kong

16.30 A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women, whose mutilated bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment, has been ruled fit to stand trial next year after psychiatric tests.