John Kerry said some difficult issues still remain

Iran nuclear talks to continue through the night

30 Mar US Secretary of State John Kerry said talks on Iran's nuclear programme would continue through the night in an effort to resolve "tricky issues" as a deadline for a long-awaited deal looms.

Investigators believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane

Alps co-pilot treated for 'suicidal tendencies'

30 Mar The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors have said.

Final witness heard in trial of Mark Nash for murder of two women in 1997

DNA contamination query raised in Nash case

30 Mar A forensic scientist in the trial of Mark Nash for the murder of two women in 1997 told the court that he has discounted the fact that DNA profiles from the women were found on the sleeve of a jacket belonging to the murder accused.

Customer wanted a cake with Bert and Ernie and the slogan 'Support Gay Marriage'

Judgment reserved in NI cake row case

30 Mar Judgment has been reserved in the case against a Christian bakery accused of discrimination because it declined to make a cake carrying a pro gay marriage slogan.

The deaths of a number of babies at the hospital are to be reviewed

Team to conduct Portiuncula Review chosen

30 Mar A nine-member independent team has been named to review maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Galway, after a number of babies died and others were seriously deprived of oxygen.

Fire officers attended the scene near Stoneyford

News in Brief

30 Mar A round-up of other news from Ireland and the world

The Gulfstream 4 jet was sold to a US company for €462,000

Government jet sold for €462k

30 Mar One of the Government's ministerial jets, which was recently withdrawn from service, has been sold for to a US based company for over €460,000.

Focus Ireland says 66 people have been made homeless since February

Govt will not add to rent inflation: Humphreys

30 Mar Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection Kevin Humphreys has said that rent supplement is being increased on a case-by-case basis, but that the Government will not add to rent inflation by increasing rent supplement across the board.

Commissioner Hogan said that the problem of fuel laundering could have consequences for Ireland's food sector

Warning issued over impact of fuel smuggling

29 Mar European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has warned that the pollution problems created by fuel smuggling have the potential to cause international damage to Ireland's food industry.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced he will stay in Switzerland to push for an agreement

World powers explore Iranian nuclear compromises

29 Mar Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart.