Mohammed Alloush represents the powerful Jaish al Islam rebel faction

Syrian opposition negotiator quits peace talks

06.44 The chief peace negotiator of Syria's mainstream opposition, Mohammed Alloush, has resigned over the failure of the UN backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement, he said.

Dr Gerard Crotty said there is a record number of people waiting on trolleys

IHCA warns of problems recruiting consultants

08.11 A spokesperson for the Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said that the union will be briefing the new minister for health on the urgent need to deal with capacity restraints in acute hospitals and mental health services when it meets him later today.

Alan Pulido (L) pictured following his rescue

Kidnapped footballer rescued in Mexico

10.01 Mexican security forces have rescued international footballer Alan Pulido hours after he was kidnapped in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, authorities said.

John McGuinness said he met Martin Callinan at a car park in January 2014

Call for Callinan to clarify intentions of meeting

29 May Former chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness has called on former garda commissioner Martin Callinan to clarify his intentions during a secret meeting between them two years ago.

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lay a wreath to mark the centenary at Verdun, France

Merkel, Hollande mark anniversary of Verdun battle

29 May German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande together marked the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Verdun today, laying a wreath at a cemetery in north-eastern France for the 300,000 soldiers killed.

Serbian Djokovic is currently competing in the French Open

Cancelling Games 'unthinkable' - Djokovic

29 May Tennis ace Novak Djokovic admits he is concerned by the Zika virus but he said he is planning to play at the Olympics and feels cancelling the Games would be "unthinkable".

Sahra Wagenknecht is the second German politician to be attacked with a dessert this year over her position on asylum-seekers

Politician hit with pie over stance on refugees

29 May A prominent member of Germany's far-left Linke party was hit in the face with a chocolate cream pie yesterday in an attack claimed by a self-styled "anti-fascist" group protesting against her stance on refugees.

Kellie Harrington brought home a silver medal and Bray's Katie Taylor secured a place at the Rio Olympics after winning bronze

Crowds welcome women's boxing team home

28 May Crowds gathered at Dublin Airport this morning to welcome home the Irish Women's Boxing Team after they won two medals at the World Championships in Kazakhstan.